CEimB Parfaits and Smoothies

by Joanne on May 19, 2011

Look who made the USAWeekend!   ELLIE!


Because Ted and I were having too much fun in the sun, I missed last weeks CEimB recipe “Muesli Parfaits” chosen by Sarah of Sarah’s Kitchen Adventures. The recipe looked so good, there was no way to pass it up. Ted and I thoroughly enjoyed our parfaits for dessert after our first dinner back home.


Makes 4 Servings


  • 1/4 cup sliced and toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup non fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1 cup of rolled oats (not instant and not quick oats)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of mixed fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries)

Toast the nuts by spreading on a piece of foil and putting them under 450 F for 1 to 2 minutes. Watch carefully!

In a medium bowl, add the yogurt through the vanilla and mix well.

Using dessert dishes or parfait glasses, spoon the oat-yogurt mix evenly into each dish. Top with fruit then sprinkle with about 2 TBS each of nuts.

Chill for 1 hour or overnight.


I reduced the milk and think that would have been ok with regular yogurt but I used Greek style so it was a bit dryer than the parfait should have been.  Otherwise – DELISH!

That was one terrific Ellie Krieger recipe. Good pick Sarah!

This week, the recipe was chosen by Chaya of Comfy Cook.  Chaya chose another absolutely delicious and refreshing recipe.  I made these Peach Pie Smoothies for Ted and my niece Stefanie.


The peach flavor wasn’t as pronounced as all of us would have liked. I used frozen peaches which might have muted the flavor.  There was a definite “tang” to the smoothie.  But it was still very good, creamy and thick.


Makes 2 Smoothies

  • 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup water *I had to add water because the smoothie was too thick based on Ellie’s recipe. That could be due to using Greek style yogurt.
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh peach slices
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • Top with fresh strawberries (or a  slice of fresh peach)

Place everything in the blender EXCEPT the strawberries.  Blend until smooth and desired consistency.  Garnish with strawberries (or peach slice) and enjoy!


Great pick Chaya.  This is the ultimate summertime cooler.


Ellie does it again. Two wonderful and healthy recipes.

Ever make parfaits at home?

What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?
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  • At 2011.05.19 07:30, McKayla @ Green Groats said:

    Mmmmmm. Yogurt, berries, oats, cinnamon….Those looks like my kind of meals! I wanted to make a smoothie this morning, but just didn’t have the time 🙁

    • At 2011.05.19 17:38, Joanne said:

      Ted and I have a good routine for our morning shakes / smoothies. We just dump everything in the blender, pour into a glass, get ready for work and …BAM! Done. 🙂

      • At 2011.05.19 10:15, Chaya said:

        I am glad you mentioned, the need to thin down the drink. I forgot to bring that up. I added some skim milk.

        Both your recipes look delicious. You do have the prettiest photos.

        • At 2011.05.19 17:38, Joanne said:

          Thank you Chaya – great pick 🙂

          • At 2011.05.19 15:13, Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said:

            Love, yogurt and fruit and granola together! Using nuts instead is another great way to get crunch and yummy in the same bowl!

            • At 2011.05.19 17:39, Joanne said:

              Good tip.

              • At 2011.05.19 15:54, Lori said:

                One of my go to lunches is plain greek yogurt with chopped strawberries and granola. Easy and quick!

                I love pumpkin smoothies. Pumpkin, protein powder, a little honey, a boatload of cinnamon and milk/almond milk.

                • At 2011.05.19 17:39, Joanne said:

                  There’s an idea. I have some pumpkin. That will be next on my list of smoothie recipes. Thanks.

                  • At 2011.05.19 16:43, peggy said:

                    Hope you had a great vacation. the smoothies look delicious!

                    • At 2011.05.19 17:40, Joanne said:

                      Thanks. It was too good – makes it so hard to get back into the routine.

                      • At 2011.05.20 19:25, Liz said:

                        Joanne, these both look great! I really need to get my blender out of storage so I can give these smoothies a try because they sound so good! I wasn’t sure about the parfaits, but yours are beautiful. Great job 😀

                        • At 2011.05.21 08:37, Stephanie @ StephSnacks said:

                          Those smoothies may not have come out peachy enough, but they sure look good enough to eat :o)

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