Chef Anthony Stewart of the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Miami transforms takes one of our go-to quick desserts—a parfait—by using unconventional ingredients, like apple juice concentrate and ginger root. Follow Stewart's recipe to keep it healthy, or make it with vanilla bean ice cream instead of Greek-style nonfat plain yogurt for a richer dessert.
Serves 6


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups Greek-style nonfat plain yogurt
  • Ginger root


Slice skin off ginger root and grate, using a microplane, to extract 1 teaspoon of juice.

Mash bananas using a wire whip.

Combine bananas, apple juice concentrate, vanilla, yogurt, and ginger juice in bowl. Mix well.


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