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BERRY PARFAIT DESSERT - By Emma

Berry Parfait wellness lab emma harrel

This berry parfait adds a slight twist to the traditional recipe – it uses yoghurt and toasted muesli along with homemade chia jam. The jam is made with mixed frozen berries and the Wellness Lab Berry Latte Mix to add extra nutrients and probiotics. Then I’ve toasted some muesli and layered it up with yoghurt and fresh fruit to create a delicious dessert.

SO WHAT’S THE BERRY LATTE MIX?

The Berry Latte Mix is full of probiotics and includes goji berries, raspberries, beetroot and other nutritious ingredients. It adds a richer berry taste to the jam too, making it delicious in the parfait dessert. If you have any leftover jam you can use it on your porridge or toast, use it in baking, or add it to smoothies. It's also tasty stirred through hot water to enjoy as a berry tea.  

THIS BERRY PARFAIT ISN’T JUST FOR PUDDING…

Packed with fresh fruit, yoghurt and muesli, you could enjoy it for breakfast. Or make smaller versions to take to work as a sweet mid-morning snack. You could make these on your next camping trip, being made in jam jars makes them nice and portable. It’s really worth toasting the muesli and not skipping this part of the recipe because it adds an additional flavour and texture combo you don’t want to miss!

Berry Parfait wellness lab emma harrel

Ingredients

  • 250g Plain Yoghurt
  • 400g Raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
  • 100g Muesli I used Primrose's Kitchen Beetroot & Ginger

For the Berry Chia Jam

Instructions

  • Start by making the chia jam. Gently heat the frozen berries in a saucepan with the maple syrup, berry latte mix and leave the lid on the pan. Leave this for around 10 minutes on a medium heat stirring here and there. 
  • Once the berries have softened you can roughly crush them with a fork then stir in the chia seeds and Berry Latte Mix. Heat for a further 10 minutes. Then take the pan off the heat and set aside for it to firm up to a jam-like consistency.
  • Meanwhile, pre-heat your oven to 180°C and scatter your muesli over a large baking tray then place in the oven for 10 minutes – or until golden brown.
  • Chop your strawberries into quarters and now you can start preparing the parfait. I used jam jars for mine however you can use anything to hand – a glass is lovely to use because you can see the layers but a bowl would be fine too. It’ll still taste the same!
  • Adding a spoon or two of the berry chia jam followed by the yoghurt, fresh fruit and muesli I got creative with the layers and alternated them for each serving. You can leave your raspberries and blueberries whole and I liked to finish each one off with a sprinkling of toasted muesli. Enjoy!

By Emma Harrel

 

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