When I was pregnant with my second child I developed something called a PUPP rash. To spare you the gory details, I was devoured by a 24 hour itch across my belly. I searched high and low for a cure. The only thing guaranteed to make it go away is to deliver the baby. With this one coming out 8 days past the due date, it was certainly looking to be a long wait. While many of the recommended remedies didn’t work there was one strange one that surprisingly did – a glass of V8 juice every day. I don’t know what it is in the juice that makes this rash go away but let me tell you it was a godsend (aside from all the extra weight I gained). I chose to go with V8 V-Fusion Pomegranate Blueberry and became totally hooked on the flavor combination.
I try to avoid liquid calories for the most part these days but I’ve discovered other ways to enjoy the blueberry pomegranate combo. This parfait is an absolute favorite. While I’m labeling it for breakfast, it can really be an anytime food. If you need to eat lunch in the car or are looking for a sweet snack before bed, this has you covered. It is also beautiful served in little glass goblets on a tray at a brunch gathering. I can’t go a day without my yogurt fix and the fruit, honey, and granola is just icing on the cake.
These are super simple and customizable. If you are unaccustomed to the flavor of plain yogurt, you may want to use plenty of honey or mix the honey straight into the yogurt. Over time you can cut back on the amount of honey you use as your taste buds get used to it. You can use any fruit you enjoy here. If you only have strawberries and chocolate chips lying around that would totally work (and I’m coming over). Remember my homemade larabars and chewy peanut butter bites? Throw those in there! You can use your favorite granola or breakfast cereal. I discovered Udi’s Gluten Free Granola through the Foodie Penpal program a while back and it has been in my pantry ever since. Even though I’m not gluten free, its delicious! I might also recommend using some of my basic granola.
This parfait won’t heal your rash (for all I know) but it is a great way to start your day and eat healthy while feeling like you’re having a treat. What are some of your favorite healthy foods that taste like dessert?
Plain fat-free Greek yogurt (such as Chobani 0%)
Drizzle a tiny bit of honey in the cup or bowl you'll be serving the parfaits in if you want it to show through on the outside. Add one spoonful of yogurt and top with a few blueberries, pomegranate seeds, and a spoonful of granola. Add another spoonful of yogurt, top with another drizzle of honey, and layer on more blueberries, pomegranate seeds, and granola. You can layer as many times as necessary to fill your serving dish. Serve immediately or keep cold until ready to eat.