I’ve read lots and lots on this topic, and there seems to be some debate on whether coconut milk yogurt is technically Paleo. Some believe that it is, and is healthy for you, while others assert it has too many weird ingredients in it. I tend to agree with those on the weird ingredient side of the spectrum. If you can’t pronounce something, you probably shouldn’t be putting it into your body. On the flip side, I don’t ever sit down to a bowl of coconut yogurt. I use it more as a condiment (and as you will see in this recipe I only use 2 tablespoons in the whole serving). Some suggestions were made about making your own, but today, I’m simply not that ambitious.
Nuts and seeds should also be eaten as treats, so coming from this perspective the dish is primarily a treat and should be eaten as such. This seems to be true for me as well, because as soon as I dropped the blueberry parfait as part of my normal routine the scale started to move again. Since I don’t often eat desserts, I figured I can still get away with it from time to time.
Didn’t have a great day (nutritionally speaking) at work today, so I came home ready for a healthy snack – or getting dinner on the table stat. A blueberry parfait really sounded yummy. Since I’m in one of those “I have no idea what to make for dinner” moods, a snack sounded like a good idea.
Don’t like the idea of eating coconut yogurt because of all the additives? No sweat. You could just as easily leave out the yogurt and stick to the berries and seeds.
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 T. coconut yogurt
1 tsp raw sunflower seeds
1 tsp raw pumpkin seeds
Drizzle honey (optional)
Put blueberries in a bowl. Top with yogurt, then add seeds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, then drizzle honey. Serve.