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10 Yogurt Parfaits That Are Almost Too Pretty to Eat

Forget what you know about boring fast food or airport yogurt parfaits. These extra-special creations are as mesmerizing as they are delicious. Layered in between pillowy spoonfuls of Greek yogurt, you’ll find everything from sweet strawberries slices to a surprise ombre of green matcha chia pudding. And you’ll be eating a rainbow of colorful superfoods, too — from magenta acai berries to golden mangoes and violet-hued blackberries. Don’t have the luxury of creating a fresh masterpiece each morning? Make ‘em ahead of time in a portable bowl or jar for a perfect on-the-go breakfast. Here are 10 yogurt parfaits that are almost too beautiful to devour.

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10 Delicious Yogurt Parfaits

1. Low-Calorie Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
Ten minutes is all you need to whip up this delicious alternative to blueberry pie. Aside from being loaded with calcium and vitamin B6, this recipe makes it possible for you to enjoy a little piece of heaven for breakfast or dessert. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote

2. Berry Patriotic Yogurt Parfait
July 4 may be long over, but the Summer Olympic season is just heating up! Show your patriotic pride for Team USA with this deliciously cooling yogurt parfait. The raspberry chia jam offers a hydrating twist with less sugar. Blueberries melt into a heavenly layer of filling Greek yogurt. Prepare these parfaits for an Olympic viewing party. It doesn’t get more patriotic than this. Photo and Recipe: Mona / Queen of My Kitchen


3. Mango Cacao Nice Cream
This delicious frozen treat adds a superfood twist to the average nice cream recipe. If you’re not familiar with nice cream, it’s a vegan-friendly ice cream base made from frozen bananas that are blended into a thick, pudding-like texture. In this recipe, we incorporate mango chunks, which pack a hefty dose of vitamins C and A, and offer a gorgeous golden hue. The mango layer also includes protein powder and coconut water, making it a filling and hydrating treat. Top ‘er off with cacao nibs, goji berries and more fresh mango chunks for an additional superfood boost. Photo and Recipe: Angie / vANGIEtarian

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4. Kiwi Chia Pudding Parfait
This vegan-friendly chia parfait offers a sweet way to eat sneak in your greens in the morning. Hydrating cucumber, baby spinach and kiwi make up the green layer, while blueberries, blackberries, oats and bananas comprise the bold violet layer. A coconut-flavored chia pudding is sandwiched in between. Photo and Recipe: Lee Tilghman / Lee Tilghman

5. Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait
America’s favorite dessert just got a little more interesting — and a whole lot healthier. This energizing on-the-go breakfast packs fiber and protein from gluten-free oats and Greek yogurt to keep you satiated. A little brown sugar and shredded coconut add a touch of sweetness without the sugar rush. Photo and Recipe: Carmen Sturdy

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Parfait
This blogger turned a childhood favorite into a healthy breakfast by creating homemade strawberry compote made with pure maple syrup and fresh strawberries. Balance that out with coconut chia pudding, peanut butter and yogurt for some filling protein and healthy fat. And on top? A sprinkling of granola for crunch. Photo and Recipe: Jess Hoffman / Choosing Chia 

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7. Mango Pitaya Sunflower Parfait
There’s no sunnier way to wake up than with a bright magenta layer of dragon fruit in your parfait. The creamy layer is made with frozen banana, sunflower butter, maca powder and almond milk. Add a dash of cinnamon for a punch of flavor. In between the layers, top with some granola for a crunchy surprise. Photo and Recipe: Ksenia Avdulova / Breakfast Criminals

8. Coconut Quinoa Matcha Parfait
Greek yogurt is mixed with matcha powder and bananas to create a creamy jade-colored base. Coconut milk infuses a sweet, nutty flavor to protein-packed quinoa. For the “whipped cream,” this blogger opts for a hand blender to thicken the texture of chilled canned coconut milk. Top it off with shredded coconut and chopped pistachios. Photo and Recipe: Jenna Duesterhoeft / Just J.Faye

9. Peach Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe
Got a craving for peach cobbler? This delicious parfait is sure to hit the spot. Instead of buying yogurt, we prepare one of our own, using nonfat milk and a powdered yogurt starter (which you can buy at any grocery). We cook the peaches under medium-low heat to help make them tender and caramelize their flavor. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote

10. Berry-licious Quinoa Parfait
If you’re looking to switch up your overnight oats game, consider this satisfying quinoa parfait. Quinoa is a great gluten-free alternative to oatmeal and is an excellent source of plant-based protein. Add a dash of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla to boost the flavor and top with your favorite berries and nuts. You can even drizzle a little melted dark chocolate to put a little pep in your parfait. Photo and Recipe: Meredith / Pur Body Nutrition