Parfaits work well as a breakfast, snack, or dessert and the sky is your limit when it comes to choosing ingredients to layer. If you're looking for the taste of apple pie without the calories, then this applesauce parfait recipe is for you!
Mascarpone is an Italian cheese made from cream, coagulated thanks to the addition of citric acid or acetic acid. After denaturation, the whey is removed without pressing or aging.
In Italy this dessert is called Coppa Mascarpone. Coppa in Italian means Cup and this dessert is very popular in Italy.
This dessert is a chocolate cream layer followed by a smooth mascarpone cream, topped with amaretto cookie crumbs and chocolate curls. You can add fruit to this dessert and dress it up in any glass, cup or even a jar. You can be extremely creative with my Mascarpone Coffee and Chocolate Parfait.
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This delicious parfait is packed with protein, since it's main ingredient is organic, plain, non-fat Greek yogurt. Munching on protein, like Greek yogurt, before you rock out in POUND class has been proven to increase the "after burn" of your workout, so you'll continue burning calories long after your drum solo is over. The benefits of this pre-POUND meal don't stop there! The Berry Delight parfait is sprinkled with just the right amount of whole grain granola which blends, nuts, seeds, and oats for energy and readily available, stable energy, which will come in handy to help you jump higher, strike harder and get louder all throughout class. To top it off, we balanced out this complete meal with berries- a perfect source of natural sugars. The last thing you want to do in POUND class is run out of energy, and with a few healthy sugars propelling you through your workout, you'll actually be able to exert more energy, push harder, and burn more calories overall.- Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom are fitness experts and the creators of POUND Rockout Results System
“A breakfast parfait or sundae is a great way to include a little bit of everything on your fork or spoon in the morning. You can make this parfait a day ahead, making it a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. Breakfast parfaits are pretty simple to put together, and the only limit to the flavors and textures in the parfait is your own imagination. To simplify this recipe, you could use muesli instead of the quinoa, almonds, and chia seeds.” — Chef Jason Roberts, author of Good Food Fast: Deliciously Healthy Gluten-Free Meals for People on the GoClick here for more of our best yogurt recipes.