CEimB Parfaits and Smoothies

by Joanne on May 19, 2011

Look who made the USAWeekend!   ELLIE!

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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.

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Makes 4 Servings

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Great pick Chaya.  This is the ultimate summertime cooler.

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Ellie does it again. Two wonderful and healthy recipes.

Ever make parfaits at home?

What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?
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12 Comments

  • 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 🙁
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    • 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.
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        • 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!
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            • 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.
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                • 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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