Jan
13

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait - start your day with this parfait!

I added another barre class to my schedule on Saturday mornings. So a few weekends ago I decided to try a new studio that just opened. The class was a little different that the barre class I am used to taking, which I love because that means it works different areas of the body. But I swear that I was still feeling the effects on Wednesday off that week. I have never done so many relevés in my life in one class and I was sore. You know the kind of soreness where it hurts so good. I’m really glad that I added a class on Saturday mornings because it is the perfect way to start the weekend.

My favorite post-workout snack is this pomegranate yogurt parfait with granola clusters and dark chocolate chunks. Best of all, I used the freshest, juiciest pomegranate ever. The past few that I’ve purchased from the store have been the best pomegranates I’ve ever tasted. They are full of antioxidants and juicy intense flavor. On a related note, my new favorite tea is pomegranate green tea. I just purchased the Bigelow brand and it adds a slightly tart flavor to my green tea which I love.

So why not start your week with a pomegranate yogurt parfait? Happy Monday!

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait - start your day with this parfait! Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait - start your day with this parfait! Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait - start your day with this parfait!

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait - start your day with this parfait! 

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait

Yield: 4 servings

Pomegranate Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups granola clusters
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • chocolate chips, as desired

Instructions

  1. Combine the yogurt and the honey in a small bowl. Whisk to blend thoroughly.
  2. Using four 16-ounce glasses, spoon 1/3 cup of the yogurt-honey mixture into each glass. Top with 1 tablespoon of the pomegranate seeds. Then spoon 3 tablespoons of the granola on top of the pomegranate seeds. Repeat the layering process again with the remaining yogurt, pomegranate and granola. Add chocolate chips, as desired. Serve immediately.
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40 Comments

  1. marcie

    I’ve never taken classes at the Barre method, but I have at Dailey Method, which I’m told is similar. It’s such an incredible workout! I would love to have one of these parfaits waiting for me afterward…it’s the perfect post workout meal!

  2. Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy

    Another beautiful granola recipe, these parfaits look delicious Ashley! I love the colors

  3. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I really want to try a barre class! My gym doesn’t offer them, but a new studio opened up just 5 minutes from my house. Wish it wasn’t so expensive. Maybe I should try looking for a DVD? This granola and yogurt looks delicious! My sister has a pomegranate tree, and they’ve all been delicious this year. Must have been good weather for pomegranate growing : )

    • Ashley

      I agree, they are really expensive! But my studio runs a special a few times a year so I stock up on class passes then. Otherwise, it is way too expensive. I’ve heard that there are some really good DVD’s though.

  4. Ashley

    I’ve been reallllly wanting to try a barre class – they just opened a new studio by me … I just wish it weren’t so pricey! We’ll see … I may end up just doing it! And I agree – yogurt with granola is an awesome post-workout snack. This parfait sounds amazing! Love the pomegranate seeds – they are always so pretty!

    • Ashley

      I LOVE barre. I think trying a class is definitely worth it. But I agree, they are very expensive. I try to buy class passes when the studio runs specials so I never pay full price.

  5. Kelly

    The barre classes sound like such a fun and great workout, I’d love to try taking a class someday. This granola parfait with your granola clusters looks fantastic and are perfect for a post workout snack:) Love the pretty pop of color from the pomegranate seeds too!

  6. Min @ MJ and Hungryman

    Ooh barre class! I’ve never tried it myself but heard it’s a lot of fun ;). I love yogurt parfaits and love making them at home. Isn’t it so ridiculous how much people are selling them for?! Crazy! Besides, you can have fun with all sorts of flavor combinations ;). Love the pomegranate + chocolate chips! Hope your week is off to a great start, Ashley!

    • Ashley

      Yeah, I love mixing up my yogurt parfait flavors depending on the season! And I never buy them premade because they are so much cheaper and fresher if you make them yourself :) Have a great week, Min!

  7. Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    I am in love with yogurt parfaits. And pomegranates. And your granola clusters. This is, by far, the most perfect post for me!!
    I’ve never tried a barre class. Our gym offers them, and we also have a studio in town. I’m super not flexible, and I keep seeing pictures of people with their leg up a wall doing a split. That makes me sore just looking at it. I’ve often wanted to try one, but am too chicken! I’ll stick with yoga and running! :)

    • Ashley

      Gretchen, you definitely do not have to be flexible to take barre. At least you won’t see my leg up a wall doing a split :) Seriously though, most of class is working on building muscles. I have discovered many muscles I never knew existed thanks to barre. Out of my pilates, yoga and barre classes, I think the barre is the one where you need the least coordination and flexibility. You should try it at least once, especially if your gym offers it.

  8. Vicky and Ruth

    Looks like the perfect breakfast or post workout treat. We absolutely love all the ingredients in this recipe. So simple, yet so delicious!

  9. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    You make very beautiful and tasty breakfasts!! I love everything about this cup. The crunchy pomegranate and their colors are just make this pop :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Zainab! I really love breakfast food :)

  10. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I have never heard of the type of class you are referring to but I oh so want to try it! I haven’t had a good workout that made me sore in a while. I always get sore the first time I run after not running for a while and I love it. But since I have been mostly consistent with the running, I have not been sore. I need to get on the ball and start doing some other exercises too!

    I love this simple yogurt recipe. And your presentation is great – I love the little jars. So cute.

    Have a great week, Ashley!

    • Ashley

      Soreness is a good thing :) There are a few different types of barre classes and they are all unique which is why I love them. I try to rotate my classes so I never get bored. Enjoy your week too, Julie!

  11. Joanne

    I’ve been having yogurt for breakfast every day, so I’m thinking I need to change up my usual yogurt+PB with this granola pom mix! Yum! And YES to Saturday morning workouts. Such a great way to kick off the weekend!

  12. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    I’ve always wanted to try a barre class. One of my good friends rave about them! This parfait looks delicious and I love how simple it is! :)

    • Ashley

      I love barre! You should try it if you get a chance.

  13. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    My favorite post-workout snack is my oreo smoothie hehe. But I’d totally love to try this instead anytime soon. Pomegranate anything is so pretty! x

    • Ashley

      I still need to try that smoothie!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Ashley!

  14. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Looks absolutely light, refreshing and perfect for breakfast! I love these types of breakfast treats! Pinned.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kristie!

  15. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Sounds like you’re having a good time in your class, Ashley! I wish we had something like that in our town… let alone our county. We don’t even have a gym. (Which I don’t like.) I just have my pink retro bike. (hehe)
    Love how you created this yogurt parfait… it’s gorgeous! And, I bet it’s divine. I’m going to have to share this with the girls. We actually get together once a month and make parfaits. Weird, I know. I live in Utah, so we don’t have cocktails…. we have parfaits! (=

    • Ashley

      Wow, no gym at all? Right now I rotate between three gyms on a weekly basis – my regular gym, a pilates studio and a barre studio. And they are all within 5 minutes of my house :) And a parfait party sounds right up my alley!

  16. Amy (Savory Moments)

    These parfaits look really delicious. I enjoy pomegranate and chocolate together and I love yogurt.

  17. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

    So in love with granola clusters right now! These look so pretty and the chocolate chips are such a yummy addition!

  18. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    I totally made something like this at a self-serve yogurt shop last night haha! Minus the granola, but that will have to be added next time I go. I’m really loving chocolate with tart flavors lately!

  19. ela@GrayApron

    I can see myself eating this for breakfast! No question about it! Beautiful :) ela

  20. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

    Barre classes sound like such a great workout. I’d love to try taking a class someday, however I’m not sure if they even offer it in the small city I’m from. I’ll have to look into it. This parfait looks so good. I absolutely love pomegranate but never thought to add it in with some yogurt and granola. :)

  21. ang

    YUM! This looks so good Ashley! I’m new here and now following you all around :)
    I’ve been trying to get my kiddos to eat granola and fruit with their yogurt so I think I’ll give this a try! Thanks for sharing :)
    Ang, Juggling Act Mama

    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by and following, Ang!

  22. Rachel

    Hi Ashley, your parfait looks so tempting, especially with the beautiful photos you’ve taken. Definitely going to give this a try!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Rachel! I hope that you get a chance to try them.

  23. Jodee Weiland

    This snack looks delicious and healthy! I love the use of pomegranate, granola clusters, and chocolate chips. Greek yogurt is a favorite of mine and this just took it to another level for me.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Jodee! I’ve been on a greek yogurt and parfait kick lately.

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Bianca!

  24. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes

    Popping over from Saturday Night Fever –what a delicious breakfast or afternoon snack. We love clumpy granola in our house, I can’t wait to give your version a try!

    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping, by Jamie! Enjoy!

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  26. Julia

    Love the addition of pomegranate! Looks delicious!

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  28. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    I am so impressed to hear about your barre classes! I bet you are one graceful, fit lady! These parfaits are absolutely gorgeous. Maybe I would work out if I knew I had one of these coming as a reward! Beautiful job!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Andi! I fully admit that I work out so that I can eat all the delicious desserts I bake :)

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  30. Nina

    Wow, these are so gorgeous! And I just LOVE those little jars, they look like the perfect size! Care to share where you got them from? They would be perfect for half portions of overnight oatmeal as well! Pinned! :)

    • Ashley

      Hi, Nina! I believe the jars are either 4 ounce or 8 ounce mini mason jars. You can usually find them anywhere they sell mason jars.

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