Summer Fruit Parfait

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Cool Foods for A Hot Summer‘.

This snack combines low-calorie fruits and good sources of protein for a light mid-morning nosh. The combination of protein and fruit will fill you up, keeping you from overindulging come lunchtime.
(Makes 8 servings)

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp honey, divided
  • ¼ cup cranberry nectar or juice
  • 1 cup diced peaches
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup plain sheep yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Seeds scraped from ¼ vanilla bean (optional)

1) Combine ½ the honey, cranberry nectar, peaches, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries in a large bowl. Lightly crush the fruit while mixing the ingredients together until the honey is dissolved.

2) Combine the yogurt, ½ the honey, and vanilla and/or scraped vanilla bean in a blender and blend until well mixed.

3) Layer ¼ cup fruit with 3 Tbsp vanilla sauce in each of eight small parfait glasses.

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