Alright, now that I’m back from the US, it’s time to be a little stricter diet speaking. Each time I go there, I’ve put on weight and I want to fit in my pretty pants for freshers next week! Fruit smoothies in the morning and my plates have mostly been filled with grapefruit, veggies etc. But! Everyone has a right to treat themselves a bit once in a while and here’s a great recipe to combine mouth-fireworks and healthy: a fruit parfait! I call it a parfait because it is composed of layers, though there isn’t any ice-cream in it.
The idea was inspired by FullyRawKristina’s cherry cobbler on youtube, but I gave it my own twist.
This recipe makes enough for 6 to 7 portions
The ingredients you will need:
-200g of pitted dates
-100g of raw almonds
-4 to 5 fresh figs
-3 cups of berries (I used about 1 1/2 cup of fresh blackberries and 1 1/2 cup of frozen forest fruit but you can really use whatever small fruit you like)
-about 1 cup of almond milk
-6 to 7 parfait glasses (I don’t have any so I just used some fancy crystal glasses)
-a food processor
What to do:
#Take your almonds and dates, place them in the food processor and press the on button
You’ll end up with a dry crumbly texture (which tastes amazing) but to get it more combined, we need to throw in half a fig.
Once that’s done, take your parfait glasses and place a layer of the mix at the bottom.
#Next: dice your figs and get your berries.
Place a layer of fruit above the previous mixture, and then add more mixture, then more fruit until you run out of everything (preferably, the last layer would be a fruit one)
#Now for the coulis, grab the rest of your berries (or in this case, my frozen forest fruit but I let them defrost for a bit) and place them in a blender with the almond milk. Try to get unsweetened almond milk because the almond milk is only here to help combine the coulis and make it liquid, we don’t need to add extra sweetness to the fruit + unsweetened almond milk contains a lot less calories ;) )
#You can keep the parfait glasses in the fridge seperate from the coulis if you’re preparing this dessert in advance like I did. A little before it’s time to serve (15-30min) take the parfait glasses out, but not the coulis – we want to keep it very fresh. Right before serving, pour the coulis on top of the fruit and you’ll see it stream to the bottom, it’ll look very beautiful I promise.
Voila voila, a healthy yummy dessert! The only fat in this dessert comes from the almond and they actually contain good fats so no hard feelings ;) All the different sweet textures will taste like a rainbow in your mouth, I promise!