Looking for a delicious and heart healthy dessert to serve your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Serve my Blood Orange Parfaits with Dark Chocolate Chips & Pomegranate Arils to your true love.
Skip the boxed chocolates and rich, high calorie desserts and serve this low fat and healthy parfait. It’s easy to make and even the most inexperienced in the kitchen can pull this off. I promise your sweetie will love it.
Stick to plain or vanilla traditional or Greek yogurt for this dessert. With the addition of dark chocolate chips, syrupy sweet blood oranges and juicy pomegranate seeds there really is no need for extra sweetness.
It’s the season for citrus and blood oranges are easy to find in your local grocery store. These particular oranges have a Crimson flesh color hence their name. They are delicious eaten as is or added to your favorite recipes. Be sure to check out my Winter Sweet Citrus Salad just posted on the blog.
Winter is a great time to eat fruits that are in season. The pomegranate arils can be plucked from the fruit or save yourself some time and simply buy the prepackaged container found in your grocer’s produce juice department.
Have you ever had blood oranges? Let me know in the comments below.
Blood Orange Parfaits with Dark Chocolate Chips & Pomegranate Arils
- 3/4 cup plain or vanilla flavored yogurt
- 1 blood orange, sectioned
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate arils
- 1/2 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- Layer the yogurt and blood orange sections in a glass or dessert bowl in two layers. Top each parfait with dark chocolate chips and pomegranate arils.