This easy dessert or snack comes together in a few minutes if you purchase orange sections from the refrigerated part of the produce section. To make ahead, prepare parfaits and refrigerate, covered, for up to four hours; sprinkle with wheat germ just before serving.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until blended. Spoon 1/4 cup blueberries into each of 4 tall glasses. Spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons yogurt mixture over blueberries in each glass. Add 1/4 cup orange to each serving. Repeat layers with remaining blueberries, yogurt mixture, and orange. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon wheat germ over each serving; serve immediately.
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I will say this is probably a little biased because I don't like blueberries, at least not whole ones. I used non-fat Vanilla Greek yogurt instead of reduced fat. I also didn't think the wheat germ was necessary, or at least not that much of it. It was pretty and I did enjoy the orange slices in the yogurt.
I have made this at least five times since I first read the recipe. I even bought parfait glasses for it! My husband and I both love it. I use more orange peel than specified and use artificial sweetener rather than sugar. This will stay in our breakfast rotation.
Delicious! The kids liked very much. I used fresh orange sections for some and mandarin oranges for some. Still good with the mandarin oranges, but not nearly as fresh tasting. Will definitely make again. The kids had oatmeal banana bread that I made into muffins with the parfaits. I also used regular yogurt because I had no greek style on hand.
Very easy and quick to prepare. I did vary and use thawed, frozen, and drained blueberries as that is what I had. I also added strawberries and peaches to the fruit mixture as I had a few on hand. If you like more yogurt in your parfait, you may need to increase that mixture as I barely had enough to complete 4 of these. Kids would also love this pretty dessert or snack. It looks almost fancy and with a sprig of fresh mint could sit on just about any table.
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