I love finding joy in each of the four seasons.
Spring, summer, and fall are more obvious: warmer, longer days means more time spent outside in the fresh air.
Winter, however, can be harder.
With its frigid chill that goes right through you and often damp and/or dreary days that leave you cooped up indoors, sometimes making a trip to the grocery store barely seems manageable. As much as I love winter, even I start to long for time spent outdoors.
But then I remember the peacefulness of falling snow and the serenity of the stillness of winter nights. The comfort found in a warm kitchen as the smells of baking envelope you. The brightness of citrus, adding much needed sunshine to bleak days.
Oranges (of any variety) are my favorite of winter’s bounty. Here I made a quick breakfast parfait that is sure to brighten up a cold day. Pomegranate is a lovely pairing with oranges, and it’s also a fun, exotic element to compliment the cardamom and fig in the granola.
I used my recipe for Cardamom, Almond, and Fig Granola to make this!
- Yields: 2 servings
- Serving size: 1 parfait
- Calories: 225
- Fat: 5
- Saturated fat: 1
- Trans fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 27
- Sugar: 10
- Sodium: 101
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 18
- Cholesterol: 10
- 2 (5.3 oz) containers non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 navel orange, peeled and chopped
- 5 tablespoons pomegranate arils
- 4 tablespoons Cardamom, Almond, and Fig Granola
- Reserve 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of pomegranate arils, and 1 tablespoon of granola for topping the parfaits.
- Layer the parfaits as follows into 2 individual glasses: yogurt, orange, pomegranate, granola, and then repeat.
- Top each with the reserved yogurt, pomegranate arils, and granola.