One inquisitive omnivore’s journey towards healthier and more compassionate eating…

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(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Summertime is definitely the best time of year to eat blueberries. In most areas they begin to ripen in May when the weather gets warmer, and they continue to ripen through September. Blueberries are at their sweetest and there are plenty available, so they’re usually on sale.

I decided to take full advantage and buy some fresh blueberries instead of the frozen ones I usually use in my morning smoothie. I even found a delicious blueberry parfait recipe to help shake-up my morning routine.

Blueberries are in abundance during the summer months. This "superfood" is an excellent source of antioxidants, which help minimize the amount of free radicals in the human body./Photo credit: Lisa Singer
Blueberries are in abundance during the summer months. This “superfood” is an excellent source of antioxidants, which help minimize the amount of free radicals in the human body./Photo credit: Lisa Singer

Greek Yogurt, Chocolate, Walnut, Blueberry Parfait

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 2 cups Whole Soy & Company Organic Yogurt, Vanilla flavored
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mini dark-chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup oat granola
  • Chopped walnuts
Enjoy sweet, fresh blueberries this summer with a Blueberry Granola Parfait. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that experts say may help protect against heart disease, colon cancer and other illnesses./Photo credit: Lisa Singer
Enjoy sweet, fresh blueberries this summer with a delicious Blueberry Granola Parfait. Blueberries are loaded with phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory properties that experts say may help protect against heart disease, colon cancer, and other illnesses. Photo credit: Lisa Singer

Preparation

Spoon 1 tablespoon fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed, into each of the four parfait glasses. Spoon 1/4 cup of yogurt over the berries in each glass, then top each with 1 teaspoon mini dark-chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon oat granola, and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts. Add another layer of the berries, yogurt, chocolate, walnuts, and granola to each glass; serve.

— Lisa Singer, exclusive to Global Animal

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