Recipes Health Conditions High Blood Pressure Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Parfait By Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD | Reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated April 03, 2017 Share Pin Email Print Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD More in Recipes Health Conditions High Blood Pressure Diabetes High Cholesterol Celiac Disease Heartburn Cancer Prevention IBS Inflammatory Conditions Alzheimer's Prevention View All Courses Ingredients and Allergies Nutrients Vegetarian Vegan Calorie Counts Kid Friendly Recipe Nutrition Calculator View All (22 ratings) Total Time 5 min Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min Yield 2 parfaits (250 calories each) When you think of peanut butter, what is the first thing you think of to pair it with? You may think of jelly, but I’m betting banana was a close second or third.Peanut butter and banana is a classic combination that is great not only for satisfying a sweet tooth, but also for lowering blood pressure. Combined with low-fat Greek yogurt, the duo packs an even more powerful punch. Potassium, magnesium, calcium, protein, and fiber are all great for lowering blood pressure, and this delicious dessert contains them all, with 25 percent of your daily potassium and magnesium needs and 10 percent of your daily calcium. It also contains 8 grams of protein and an impressive 8 grams of fiber per serving to keep you full and your sweet tooth satisfied.To keep the sugar and sodium low, be sure to read the nutrition label on your peanut butter. Look for all natural versions that are preferably made with just peanuts. You can even grind unsalted peanuts in the bulk section at many grocery stores. Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 1 medium banana, sliced 2 tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoon cacao nibs Preparation Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe dish. Microwave 15 to 20 seconds or until thin and easy to pour. Layer half of the yogurt in two glasses. Add half of the banana slices and drizzle with half of the peanut butter. Layer remaining yogurt, banana slices, and peanut butter. Top with cacao nibs and serve. Ingredient Variations and SubstitutionsFor reduced sugar, use nonfat plain Greek yogurt or light vanilla yogurt. Sprinkle with shredded coconut or chopped peanuts instead of cacao nibs if you prefer.You may also use almond butter in place of peanut butter.Cooking and Serving TipsThis peanut butter banana yogurt parfait makes a great healthy dessert alternative. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Article Easy Diabetic-Friendly Peanut Butter Smoothies for Folks on the Go Up Next Article Do Bananas Cause Weight Gain? Up Next Category Diet Advice Up Next Article Almond, Cashew or Peanut Butter: Which Is Better for You?