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Red, White, & Blue Parfaits for 4th of July

Written by Shelby Torrese

I don’t know how some people do it, but I cannot go near my stove or oven in the summer. It’s just too hot! It doesn’t matter if I’m craving fresh cookies or baked potatoes more than anything in the world, I refuse to go near the heat. But when attending summer parties, BBQs, and [...]
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I don’t know how some people do it, but I cannot go near my stove or oven in the summer. It’s just too hot! It doesn’t matter if I’m craving fresh cookies or baked potatoes more than anything in the world, I refuse to go near the heat. But when attending summer parties, BBQs, and [...]

I don’t know how some people do it, but I cannot go near my stove or oven in the summer. It’s just too hot! It doesn’t matter if I’m craving fresh cookies or baked potatoes more than anything in the world, I refuse to go near the heat. But when attending summer parties, BBQs, and pool parties, I can’t show up empty-handed.

With 4th of July coming up, I’ve been preparing for a delicious sweet treat that doesn’t require any baking. Today I’ll be sharing how to turn traditional parfaits into holiday friendly ones! 

Red, White, & Blue Parfaits
Red, White, & Blue Parfaits
Red, White, & Blue Parfaits

3 Ways To Spruce Up Your Parfaits 

We all know how to make any treat a 4th of July treat by now, right? Strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. It’s a classic. Now that we’ve got that covered, I’m going to share three other ways that you can make these Independence Day parfaits more festive.

1. Individual Cups

Even though a large dish looks the prettiest, portioning out the parfaits into individual cups makes it easier for people to eat, take on the go, and they make less of a mess! Plus, it’s easier to convince someone to take leftovers with them if they can easily sit one or two in their car’s cup holder!

2. Edible Glitter

Say what you want about glitter, but there’s no denying it makes everything feel more celebratory. Simply whisk the edible glitter into the yogurt mixture, and I guarantee it will be a big hit. PLEASE make sure you buy edible glitter, not all glitter is edible. 

3. Mini Spoons

This hack may be controversial, but hear me out. With soft desserts like pudding and yogurt, it’s easy to down them quickly because there’s minimal chewing involved. With smaller spoons, it will take a little longer to eat, and give people’s digestive systems time to digest, helping them feel full sooner. As someone who can inhale her food before it’s barely in front of me, I appreciate this hack!

Red, White, & Blue Parfaits

Red, White, & Blue Parfaits for 4th of July

Celebrate the 4th in style with these festive red, white, & blue parfait cups!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 5 min
Serving Size:

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries, cut into small pieces
  • Blueberries
  • Fat free plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Granola
  • 1 scoop Unflavored Super Youth
  • Honey, optional

Steps

  1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt & Unflavored Super Youth until thoroughly mixed
  2. Layer bottom of glasses with strawberries
  3. Then, layer with 2 tablespoons of yogurt mixture
  4. Next, layer with blueberries
  5. Place a layer of granola
  6. Repeat with another layer of strawberries, yogurt mixture, and blueberries
  7. Drizzle with honey (optional)

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance

 

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