Even Better Than Dessert !

Hey Power Girl!

Often times when you are on the go it can be extremely hard to make healthy choices.  Trust me I know and I get tempted too, just like you!

The best way to avoid temptation and bad choices is to plan ahead.  So I am going to give you my favourite healthy snack which is not time consuming to make.  It’s fast and easy and I still can not believe how amazing it tastes, and to make it that much better you can make this healthy snack as a dessert replacement.

So… I bet you are dying to hear what healthy snack I am talking about and how to make it.

Well, it is a parfait!!

This parfait recipe has very little sugar, is high in protein to build those Power Girl muscles, and is low in both carb and calories to keep your body lean and lovely!

Jessy’s Top 3 Parfait recipes:

Banana Nut Parfait:

  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 5 walnuts
  • 1 tsp of honey

This amazing recipe is fantastic because you are getting your protein from the plain greek yogurt, your sweetness from the honey and banana, and your healthy fat from the walnuts.  This Banana Nut Parfait is a fantastic healthy option for a snack and will only take a few minutes to make.

Kiwi Agave Parfait:

  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 sliced kiwi
  • 1 tsp of agave nectar

If you enjoy Kiwi than you will love this parfait because, not only does it taste fantastic but it is high in protein from the plain greek yogurt, and you can sweeten it up with agave nectar, but only 1 tea spoon! Again this is a quick make.

Key Lime Pie Parfait:

  • 1 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Zest of one Key Lime
  • 1 squeeze of Key Lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

This parfait literally tastes like a Key Lime Pie, which is why I think that this would make the perfect Power Girl dessert!  It is also a much better option than an actual Key Lime Pie.

You are probably wondering why I use plain yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt.  Well as far as sugar goes the vanilla yogurt is packed with sugar (sometimes as much as if you were eating ice cream!) whereas the amount of sugar in plain greek yogurt is little to none.  If the yogurt is not sweet enough then adding a teaspoon of agave nectar can be  a much better option.

Someone who truly cares about their body will go out of their way to find the absolute best foods and ways to fuel it.  If you put cheap fuel in a car it will not run the same as a car with higher quality fuel.  I want you to ask you Power Girl, do you want your body to be the car that is struggling to make it around the next corner or the race car that roars past all the others?

Parfaits are even better than dessert because they fuel your body like a race car… for Power, Passion and Performance!

Your friend and coach,

Jessy Lipke

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