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Banana and Sunflower Parfait with Coconut Granola

This parfait follows the overall theme of the Mediterranean Diet. Overall, this dish is very low in saturated fat; Sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin B6 and vitamin E.

Recipe Source: 

Reprinted with permission from The Alzheimer's Prevention Cookbook, by Dr. Marwan Sabbagh and Beau MacMillan, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC; Photographs Caren Alpert copyright © 2012 by Aaron McConnell

Number of Servings: 

16 oz.

  • 2 bananas, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut granola (page xxx)
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix yogurt with sunflower seeds and organic honey.
  2. Place half in the bottom of a parfait glass, then place 1/4 cup of granola on top of it.
  3. Layer the bananas in next and repeat the process until all the ingredients are in the glass.
  4. Garnish with a drizzle of honey and toasted sunflower seeds.



Beau’s thoughts: Make sure use an organic Greek yogurt and always use ripe bananas. The key for this recipe is the coconut granola – it brings a lot of great mouth feel to a simple parfait and leaves you with a great coconut finish.