Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Parfait

Peanut butter banana parfait
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD
Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 2

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

  1. Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe dish. Microwave 15 to 20 seconds or until thin and easy to pour.
  2. 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 Substitutions

For 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 Tips

This peanut butter banana yogurt parfait makes a great healthy dessert alternative.

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