Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
Article in brief: This cool parfait is so sweet, creamy, and delicious that you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for a sugar-filled and calorie-laden sinful treat.
The idea of dessert after a meal is something I always find myself thinking of once I’m done with dinner. Perhaps I do indulge in the odd chocolate soufflé or tiramisu more than the average person but I’ve learned that it is important to draw the line somewhere. What I really want after a meal is something that is cold, sweet, and creamy and so two years ago, I came up with this parfait that ticked all those boxes while still being a guilt-free treat that is actually really good for you!
Instead of layering the yogurt and the honey separately, I decided to mix them together and discovered what I can quite definitely say it’s one of my favorite tastes. Who knew that yogurt mixed with honey would taste just like dessert cream? It’s the best thing ever. I can eat bowlfuls of it and not feel guilty. If you want a bit of chocolate, why not mix in some cocoa powder with it?
So here’s a recipe for this yogurt berry parfait that I still continue to live on every morning. The best part of this is that it’s so versatile, you can mix and match and custom-make your own version. Change the berries; add bananas or apples or any other fruit. I personally think peaches would work really well! Add some flax seed or cocoa powder. Instead of digestive biscuits, you might want to use granola or chopped almonds and walnuts.
Come up with your version and tag me on Instagram!
1 cup Greek yogurt
3 tbsp honey
½ cup berries of choice (such as blueberries and strawberries)
2 digestive biscuits, roughly crushed
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Mix the Greek yogurt with the honey until well-blended together and smooth.
Mix the berries together in a bowl.
Take half of the crushed digestive biscuits and divide between two glasses.
Take half of the berries and spread over the digestive biscuits.
Spoon half of the yogurt mixture in each glass over the berries and top with the remaining berries.
Spoon the rest of the yogurt over the berries and top with the remaining digestive biscuits and sifted cinnamon.