Healthy Cheesecake Parfaits

A cheesecake parfait that amps up the protein, fiber, and antioxidants without compromising flavor and texture for a satisfying bite.

Enjoy as a Shavuot dessert or any time of year, really!

Healthy Cheesecake Parfaits

Ingredients:

Granola layer:

  • ½ cup pistachios
  • ½ cup Oats
  • ½ cup Coconut chips, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Cheesecake filling layer:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup

Strawberry sauce layer:

  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Chia seeds

Directions:

Granola layer:

In a wide bowl, toss the pistachios, oats, and coconut chips with maple syrup and coconut oil until well coated. Spread onto lined baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Set aside and make cheesecake filling.

Cheesecake filling layer:

Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth. Add greek yogurt, lemon zest and maple syrup and blend until smooth and creamy. Place in fridge and make strawberry sauce.

Strawberry sauce layer:

Place strawberries with maple syrup in the food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in chia seeds. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes until chia seeds become plump and mixture thickens.

Assemble in the following order:

1 tbsp granola → 1 tbsp cheesecake filling → 1 tbsp strawberry sauce → 1 tbsp granola → 1 tbsp cheesecake filling → garnish with freshly chopped strawberries and mint leaf.

Note: You can prepare all the components in advance and assemble when ready to serve. Make sure to assemble right before you plan to serve or else the granola will begin to get soggy.

Makes: 8 2-ounce parfait cups

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