It finally started to feel a little like spring around here this week. And by finally, I mean that there was no snow in the forecast (yes, we had SNOW in MAY) and the temperature reached a balmy 72 degrees with sunshine.

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

Our whole neighborhood seemed to emerge in celebration of the sun. The rumble of lawnmowers and children’s laughter filled the air. My boys have started asking when we can fire up pizza on the grill and eat outside. My answer? Not soon enough!

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

Not only has spring arrived, but also strawberries! They’ve been making a regular appearance at our house, finding their way into lunch boxes, snacks and desserts. The favorite has been adding them to yogurt for parfaits. A little maple syrup stirred into greek yogurt balances out it’s tang and making it just sweet enough.

With only 3 weeks left of school we are already making our Summer Bucket Lists and thinking of what adventures we can fit in between baseball games and swimming lessons. I know I’m looking forward to a trip to the strawberry patch. Strawberry jam….strawberry ice cream….strawberries topped with homemade whipped cream….

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy strawberries?

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

Ingredients

  • Makes 2 parfaits in 8 ounce Mason jars
  • 2 cup berries (we often use a mixture of strawberries and blueberries)
  • 1 cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (use the real stuff)
  • Additional optional toppings: granola, chopped nuts, toasted, shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Stir greek yogurt and maple syrup in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. In alternating layers, add berries, then yogurt (and any additional toppings) repeat until jars are filled and ingredients used.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator until ready to eat.
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9 Responses to Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

  1. Love the simplicity to this! Yum!

  2. Tiffany says:

    Such beautiful berries! We have an abundance of them here in California on the central coast, but they are always beautiful, even if I see them all the time 😉 Snow in May? Crazy. I can send you some of our heat… was 98 last week. Which is nice, but makes me wonder/worry about summer 😛

    • Alison says:

      Tiffany, the berries have been quite beautiful, and we’re really just getting started!

  3. So simple, so very beautiful.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Oh this post just sums up all that is wonderful about spring and summer! Beautiful!

  5. Heather says:

    Beautiful crisp clean photos Alison – lovely as always. At the start of May it was absolutely beautiful and oh so warm…this week is has been beautiful albeit a bit chilly- we are so looking forward to the warmer weather staying a bit!

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