The 4th of July for my little family is quickly becoming one of the most fun holidays we spend together. There is a joy like no other as we watch our two little ones get super excited to sit on the front row of the parade in the morning, go swimming all afternoon, stopping only to down a hot dog or gobble up some fresh fruit, and then falling asleep in our laps as we watch the fireworks light up the sky. It’s an exhausting, but utterly exciting, day, and I love to do little things to make it even more special.
This year, I wanted to make a special fruity treat for my fruit loving kids, but of course, it had to fit the patriotic theme of the day! This recipe is quick and easy, fresh and delicious, and actually really healthy despite how delicious it is.
- 1 carton strawberries, chopped
- 1 carton blueberries
- 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups (or more) vanilla greek yogurt
- granola (optional)
- unsweetened grated coconut (optional)
- 4 parfait cups or glasses
- Clean your fruit and peel the apple.
- Chop the strawberries and apple into small bite size chunks.
- On the bottom of each parfait glass, spoon a good sized dollop of greek yogurt.
- Add a layer of blueberries, followed by a layer of chopped apples, topped by a layer of chopped strawberries.
- Top strawberries with another generous dollop of greek yogurt.
- As an option, sprinkle granola and shredded coconut on top.
- Serve chilled.
Not only is this a great, kid-friendly treat, it’s also beautiful and delicious enough to serve at an adult 4th of July bash!
There are so many ways you can make this treat your own too. Drizzle honey on the top or use bananas as the “white” layer instead of apples (I chose apples because my husband has a severe banana allergy). You can use a coconut or lemon flavored greek yogurt to give it a bit of zing. The possibilities are endless.
However you prepare this easy treat, I guarantee it will be a hit at your 4th of July celebration! Happy 4th, y’all!
What are your favorite patriotic treats to serve on the 4th of July?
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups says
Yum, these look delicious! Perfect for a hot summer day.
Kristen Jones says
This looks SO delish! I am definitely pinning to use for next week. It will be the perfect addition to my 4th of July party!
This looks so yummy! Im thinking it would make a perfect 4th of July breakfast!
What a delicious, healthy treat! Perfect for the 4th of July. Your presentation is gorgeous.
Now I’m going to the store to get me some more strawberries and granola! How amazing and easy! yummm -Jocelyne from resonatecreations.com
Summer @ Coffee With Summer says
Oh this is so perfect! Looks so yummy – perfect sweet treat that’s also healthy! So festive!
Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor says
Yummy!! I usually don’t make themed treats, but I may have to add this to the BBQ menu. My entire family would enjoy this.
Marie, Mamma's Cooking says
Great idea!! I just showed my son the picture and he said that we have to make it!!
Look delicious! Have you tried to make this in advance? This sounds like an awesome breakfast if kept in mason jars. Perhaps tossing the apples in lemon juice to keep them from turning over time.
These are so adorable and healthy and look so yummy! I can’t wait to make these this weekend to take to our 4th of July BBQ!
Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
This looks so delicious! And easy to make too! Now I know what to do with all my berries this summer!
Yum! Looks delicious and healthy! Thanks for the recipe. Pinning for later 🙂
Whitney S says
This looks so delicious and festive!! I pinned it 🙂
lesley sullivan says
I never thought to add apples to a parfait, but it sounds yummy!
Brittany Putman says
Very pretty! I have been looking at all kinds of blueberry recipes for next week!
What a great healthy dessert! Love the addition of coconut!!
What a great recipe I printed it out and am going to use it at my summer party next weekend!