Spring has been happening here in Indiana this week and my brother, sister and I have been amazed at how quickly everything has turned green from just several days ago. It’s quite the shock for us Californians. It’s also perfect timing too for such beautiful weather because my mom always hated the winter time. She called snow the 4-letter word. She would be so happy to see the sun shining and the temperatures rising to the mid 50’s right now. I like to think that was perfectly orchestrated in her honor during these last days (just as these Fresh Fruit Garden Parfait Cups have been made in her honor).
So as the dead of winter melts and new life begins to emerge with the breath of spring, we enter the circle of life yet once again, marveling at how everything that comes to an end is also the beginning of something new. These Fresh Fruit Garden Parfait Cups symbolize just that for me.
Layered with Silk dairy free yogurt alternative, fresh fruit, and sprinkled with chia and hemp seeds; it’s springtime in a cup. They represent how even in moments in time where it feels like everything has withered away, there is still life form somewhere, waiting to bloom.
And they are perfect for honoring my mother because of her yogurt addiction; she would have loved these.
Fresh Fruit Garden Parfait Cups How-To:
- (4) 5.3 oz cartons of Silk vanilla dairy free alternative yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
- fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, mandarin orange segments, etc.)
- hemp seeds
- drizzle of honey (optional)
- 4 small terracotta pots lined with parchment paper
- Pour all the cartons of yogurt into a large bowl and add the chia seeds (this is optional). Cover and allow to set for 20 minutes in the fridge.
- Layer each terracotta pot with yogurt, then fruit and seeds, drizzle with honey (optional) and repeat until each pot is packed with a fresh garden of fruit and yogurt.
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