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I was recently invited to a brunch for the launch of new flavours of Dairy Farmer’s Thick and Creamy yoghurt. It was a gorgeous morning at Collingwood Children’s Farm and one of the perks of the event was coming home with a large load of yoghurt!

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Fortunately we are a household full of yoghurt eaters (when I get really enthused I even make my own) and we had a friend visiting for breakfast, so I decided to put the stash of Dairy Farmer’s Thick and Creamy to good use to make miniature yoghurt breakfast parfaits and breakfast smoothies.

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The great thing about these recipes are that they are very flexible and because of their different colours they are very appealing to kids. You can sneak in lots of goodness in them too, like green leafy veg and hidden protein.

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Mini Yoghurt Breakfast Parfaits

  • Chopped fruit – I used frozen sliced banana and frozen raspberries. Frozen fruit gives a better texture to the parfait but fresh is fine.
  • Flavoured yoghurt – the Dairy Farmer’s Thick and Creamy works well because it sits on top of the fruit instead of sliding down around it. I used Raspberry and Coconut but any flavour is fine!
  • Toasted muesli/granola – storebought or make your own.

Layer the ingredients into a clear shot glass so you can see the layers and present!

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Banana Smoothie base

  • 1 banana, preferably frozen
  • 1 cup yoghurt – I used Dairy Farmer’s Thick and Creamy Mango and Passionfruit but any flavour is fine. If you use natural yoghurt you may need to add some honey to taste.
  • approx 1/2 cup milk depending on the consistency you want your smoothie. My homemade yoghurt is fairy runny so I tend not to add milk.
  • optional hidden protein eg white chia seeds
  • pinch of cinnamon

Blend it all together and present with a sprinkling of extra cinnamon and chia.

Then….you can use the banana smoothie base to make a berry smoothie (add 1 cup frozen raspberries/mixed berries).

Or try…using the raspberry smoothie base to make a green smoothie (add 1 cup chopped kale).

The possibilities for experimenting are endless -we’ve been having some form of smoothie almost every day recently and I’ve done various combinations using the raspberry smoothie base and adding various other ingredients such as carrot, apple, oranges, broccoli and mint. As long as it’s pink and presented in a jam jar with a straw Lady AB loves it!

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