Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

I love finding new ways to recycle jars. I also love creating simple and easy recipes that I can store in these “Mason” jars. I decided to make a healthy parfait that you can have as a meal anytime of the day. In this recipe I decided to use flax seeds. It is a good fat and contains fibers to help your digestive system. It’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acid. It’s a natural laxative and regulate your digestive system. It helps lower your cholesterol and are high in lignans; which protect against estrogen dependent cancers like breast cancer.

You will need:
6 oz yogurt of choice (I used french vanilla low fat yogurt)
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/2 tablespoon flax seeds
10-12 blueberries
3-4 strawberries
(optional) mint leaves
*I choose to use organic products for this recipe. You don’t have to, but I prefer to use organic produce.

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I started with the sunflower seeds on the bottom as a base. Scoop in a spoonful or two of yogurt. Add the blueberries. Scoop in another spoonful or two of yogurt. Let it settle. Next, I added a layer of strawberries. I like to cut the strawberries in thin chips because I like that its easier to layer.

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Then, add another spoonful of yogurt. Sprinkle on the flaxseed. Its optional to add mint leaves. I love the flavor it gives to the sweet and tangy parfait.

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Done! Store it in your fridge for up to a week. It’s such a great meal on the go. Not only are you recycling, you are saving time and money.

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I made a silly label for the lid -.-

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A handful of seeds/nuts a day are good for you. Replace bad fats with good fats. Your heart and health will thank you later ❤ cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle!

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