Triple Chocolate Yogurt Parfait

Okay, let’s start simple. No cooking required with this one!

Being a chick, chocolate makes everything better. No really, it does. This is why I try to incorporate it into as many meals as possible, and was perfectly content, in the throes of my sugar addiction, replacing real food with vending machine fare. There is something about chocolate that goes straight your head and makes problems magically disappear while you’re licking the melty stuff off the Snickers wrapper. Problem is, the after effects of processed candy can kill the mood. The good news is, dark chocolate contains potent antioxidants exceeding the levels found in red wine (<– not a good breakfast option). The nibs are raw, unprocessed cacao with. Additionally, the saturated fat in cocoa is found to boost good cholesterol levels. Scientific debate aside, it just tastes so darn good!

Paired all of that goodness with yogurt, which provides 15% of your RDA of calcium along with 14g of protein, not to mention the probiotic boost courtesy of the friendly bacterial strains that give yogurt its delectable tang. You wanna get sick less and possibly live longer? You wanna burn fat and keep your hip bones intact when you’re 80? Eat up! It’s kinda crazy how many health benefits are associated with this stuff. With only 11g net carbs, you won’t feel a bit of remorse indulging in what looks (and tastes… promise!) like dessert for breakfast.

from left: flavorganics sugar-free vanilla extract, scharffenberger unsweetened cocoa powder, hershey’s special dark cocoa powder, lindt 85% cacao extra dark chocolate bar, raw cacao nibs

Triple Chocolate Yogurt Parfait

1 7 oz container strained greek-style yogurt (I love FAGE total!)
1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 squares of 85% cacao extra dark chocolate (I like Lindt or Ghirardelli)
sweeteners, to taste

splash of pure vanilla extract
cacao nibs
sugar-free whipped cream (optional)
grated chocolate (optional)

Stir cocoa powder into yogurt until thoroughly combined. Melt squares of dark chocolate until liquified in microwave, watching carefully to avoid burning. I like to do this in 10 seconds increments, stirring every time. When chocolate is melted, stir it quickly into a couple of spoonfuls of the yogurt. Add it back into the rest of the yogurt and combine until streaks of chocolate are no longer visibile. Add sweeteners and vanilla extract, tasting and adjusting accordingly. Layer with cacao nibs so you get some crunch with every bite, or just sprinkle the nibs over the top. Garnish with whipped cream and more grated chocolate (use a cheese grater or zester).

Note the spoon standing up in the yogurt. It really is that luxuriously thick!

~11g net carbs per massive sundae

10 Comments on Triple Chocolate Yogurt Parfait

  1. Anonymous
    May 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm (14 years ago)

    I am wondering what size Fage Yogurt you used…I have a large container (2 1c servings). Need a fix quick!!!!Thanks for the GREAT recipes!

  2. Lauren
    May 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm (14 years ago)

    Sorry about that! I used a 7 oz container (the smaller one). Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Joni
    September 21, 2008 at 2:40 am (14 years ago)

    Lauren this is delish! Thank you so much!!!Wait, you mean red wine is NOT a good option for breakfast?! Maybe that’s why my boss has been so mean to me for the past, I dunno, decade or so!! Now I guess I have to throw out my recipes for red wine granola, red wine syrup for pancakes, and red wine omelet (it was a little soupy!) Cheers, and thanks for all your great recipes!!

  4. Lauren
    September 28, 2008 at 12:13 am (14 years ago)

    Joni, so glad you liked the parfait! Your comment made me laugh out loud. Hope you continue to read and comment here! 🙂

  5. Mandy
    September 28, 2008 at 2:12 am (14 years ago)

    Must say chocolate yogurt has never worked for me. The tartness messes it all up.

  6. Stephanie
    September 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm (13 years ago)

    awesome. i totally needed some fast chocolate and this hit the spot. super tasty. my 5 year old daughter loved it, too.

    btw, just found your website and i have been LIVING here. thanks for your effort and creativity. i am an organic and natural eating mama and have recently attempted to begin a low carb lifestyle. i am not a fan of artificial sweeteners and bizarre ingredients found in typical low carb foods. finally, some low carb sweets and breads that i can serve my family. thanks!

  7. Angie
    July 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm (12 years ago)

    This is delicious, I've had it 3 nights in a row for dessert so far!

    We don't have Fage in Australia, so I just use a full fat Greek Yogurt.

    I've been living on your blog the past month – you are an inspiration cook 🙂

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    June 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm (11 years ago)

    I had this for breakfast today – wonderful! Thank you for all your culinary efforts, esp. for those of us who are GF, SF, and LC!