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How to make a super gorgeous (and super simple!) ombré yogurt parfait


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Welcome to Well Done, Well+Good’s seriously tasty food (and drink!) video series, featuring easy-healthy-gorgeous recipes from the wellness scene’s buzziest chefs, nutritionists, and Instagram foodies.

If you’ve been on Instagram lately, you may have noticed that ombré food is having a moment. From smoothies to toast, these colorful creations look almost too pretty to eat—and way too complicated to even dare try to replicate.

But here’s a secret: It’s easier than it looks. With this recipe from healthy chef Alexis Bondaroff of Bond&Taylor, you can create your own ombré parfait in just a few minutes, layering creamy yogurt and blueberry puree.

“We love using sheep milk because it has all of the good fats and vitamins and minerals, and your body absorbs it better than regular yogurt.”

“When making simple dishes, you have to figure out a creative way to make them visual,” Bondaroff says of the inspiration—for her, a happy accident dreamed up while experimenting.

And it’s just as nutritious as it is visually appealing: The sheep’s milk yogurt makes the parfait’s consistency super creamy and packs in the protein (a whopping 13 grams per serving). Plus, the blueberries give your breakfast an antioxidant boost.

“We love using sheep milk because it has all of the good fats and vitamins and minerals, and your body absorbs it better than regular yogurt,” Bondaroff says. “It also has a really beautiful thickness to it, so it does this ombré effect really nicely.”

Pro tip: These beauties totally work as a dessert (and no one will notice that they’re low in sugar). “Everybody goes crazy,” Bondaroff says of her experiences serving them up to a crowd. The one downside? “There’s never any left over.” 

Watch the video to see how it’s made—and scroll down for the full recipe.

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Ombré Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

Makes 4 parfaits

Ingredients
1 quart sheep’s milk yogurt, divided in half
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
1 tsp lemon zest
Maple syrup, to taste
Fresh blueberries and/or blackberries, for garnish

1. Blend the frozen blueberries, maple syrup, and lemon zest in a food processor or blender to create the puree.

2. Combine half of the puree with half of the yogurt and whisk until incorporated.

3. Spread the plain yogurt in the bottom of four small glasses or jars. Add an equal amount of the blueberry yogurt to each, and top with the remaining blueberry puree.

4. Garnish with fresh or dried blueberries or blackberries—and snap lots of pics!

Want to keep rolling with the food-as-art trend? Here are the nine prettiest smoothies on the Internet, and this magical latte is begging to be Instagrammed.