Pastel Parfait

Leej twg yog npaj txhij rau tej kua mis nyeem qaub (Who’s ready for some yogurt? in Hmong)? Also, you are a very lucky person if you’re reading this, because I’m about to make a language joke. Ready… these parfaits are going to be parfait! Bah dum dum che! If you speak french (or can use google translate like I just did), you’ll get it. Anyways, I am bringing to you my first ever recipe (That is more of a life hack but oh. well)! I have rambled enough about everything, li ntawd, wb cia li dhia paj paws nyob rau hauv (so let’s just hop in!)!

INGREDIENTS/SUPPLIES:

  • Plain yogurt, greek or not.
  • Frozen berries the desired colour of yogurt (Raspberry=pink blueberry=indigo blackberry=purple etc. etc.)
  • Two bowls, one for yogurt one (microwave safe) for berries
  • One to two spoons (for mixing and eating)
  • Microwave

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Step One:

Start off with your yogurt placed in a bowl that is separate from the one with berries in it. This will be the yogurt that you are tinting naturally.

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Step Two:

Take out a small amount of your desired berry (I wanted a pastel pink, so opted for raspberries). You only need a select few, as you will be making the yogurt pastel.

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Step Three:

The reason that you want to use frozen berries is because you want to microwave them. The heat from the microwave will defrost the berry, but ‘melt’ it at the same time. I put mine in for a mere thirty seconds, You will see what it looks like next.

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Step Four:

Now that your berries are more… liquified, start to mash up the parts that are still whole, like the seeds in these raspberries. This step is extra if you don’t mind chunks in your yogurt, but I wanted to keep that at a minimum.

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Step Five:

Slowly start to spoon the berry mix into your yogurt. Remember, a little goes a long way! You can always make it darker, but it’s harder to make it lighter again (if thats the case, add more yogurt).

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Step Six:

This step is the easiest of all! Simply decide when the colour is just right to you, and dive in! You can see how we went from white to light pink in five easy steps!

Well, I sure hope that you like my first ever “recipe”! I enjoyed this process so much, so please, feel free to comment if you want to see more! And if you really liked it, follow my blog for new posts every Sunday and Thursday. Todays question-of-the-post is: Do you have any healthy snacking tips? The point of this one was to colour our food without food dyes ;). I will see you on Sunday, and always remember that you are amazing! -GRACEFUL

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