I should really get off my butt, and start working out again. But, how can I when I just love food oh so much!? Right now, my current obsession is the Greek yogurt w/ lemon and raspberry at Starbucks! I don’t go to Starbucks very often, maybe twice a week. When I do, my drink of choice is either an iced dirty matcha green tea latte w/ soy or a caramel macchiato. Lately, I’ve been skipping drinks and just purchasing their Greek yogurt with lemon and raspberry. It has lemon curd, raspberry puree, oat & honey granola and plain nonfat Greek yogurt. When I saw it for the first time, I knew I had to get it when I saw lemon curd. I love lemon curd, and boy I’m glad I picked it up because it’s seriously sooo delicious, I could eat two servings. But, I can’t and I shouldn’t for 2 reasons:
1. It costs $3.45, almost the same price as their breakfast sandwiches.
2. For that one cup of parfait, it’s already 315 calories! CRAZY!
(photo credit: Starbucks.com)
As much as I’d love to indulge this sweet and tangy treat, I would have to give it up to save money What is a girl to do when she’s really badly craving it? Go to Trader Joe’s instead and make my own!
Yes!! I have found a way to make my own and tastes EXACTLY like it, but I feel better about myself because I’m actually saving money AND can enjoy this yummy parfait for at home without having to drive to Starbucks. If I were to eat this parfait from Starbucks everyday of the week, I would be spending about $25/week. However, if I were to make it at home it will cost me less than $10/week. I don’t plan on finishing the lemon curd, raspberry preserve, and granola in one week. It’ll probably take a month or more to finish. Greek yogurt has other purposes in the kitchen, so that will be the only item I would have to buy weekly! So, I’m still saving a lot of money buying the ingredients and making it at home.
If you love this Starbucks parfait as much as I do, but want save money check out how to make your own!
1/2 cup granola (~152.5 calories | $2.69)
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (210 calories | $4.99)
1/2 to 1 tbsp fresh raspberry preserve (25-50 calories | $2.99)
1/2 to 1 tbsp lemon curd (50-100 calories | $2.99)
Completely up to you how tangy/sweet you want it & if you are calorie counting.
I’m not going to eat it every day because I don’t want to get sick of it, so I add 1/2 tbsp raspberry and 1 tbsp lemon curd, which equals to 125 calories.
Add yogurt to bowl
Add in raspberry preserve & lemon curd
Top off with granola
Mix if you wish, and viola! You’re all set!
I enjoy this during breakfast or as a snack. My son likes to eat the granola, but isn’t too fond of yogurt. He used to like yogurt when he was an infant, but lately he is not a fan. Daddy also likes it, but not as much as I do! I’m on a mission to use the lemon curd for other things, such as pancakes or cookies. Do you have any recipes to share? Did you know lemon curd originated in England in the late 1800s? I’m not too much of a fan of jams or preserves, but I’ll try smearing it on toast or waffles for my son. Hopefully, he’ll like it! Any ideas what else I should do with this large bottle of raspberry preserve?
Comment below if you plan on trying this recipe! If you do make it, snap a photo upload it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and use #thememoirsofamommy so I can see it!
I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday! Can you believe Christmas is next week? I’m so excited!
Til Next Time! Xoxo ❤