With the heat we’ve been experiencing, I keep looking for refreshing, hydrating dessert options to cool me down. This mango clementine parfait is just the thing to satisfy my cravings when the temperature goes up. It’s so smooth and easy to eat, and can just as easily be eaten for breakfast too!
Like so many of my recipes, the ingredients used are totally interchangeable, and limited only by your imagination. In this recipe, I chose to combine mango and clementine, because I like the bright orange colour and the juxtaposition of the tart and sweet flavours of the fruits. You could definitely change it to whatever fruit you have on hand- berries would be great, as would kiwi, pineapple, or anything else you can think of!
Mangos are full of vitamins C and A, as well as B complex vitamins. They aid in alkalizing the body, and have been shown to regulate blood sugar. They are also rich in fiber, potassium, magnesium and copper. Clementines are one of my favourite citrus fruits. They contain high amounts of vitamin C, folate, calcium and antioxidants. The two flavours combined in this dessert creates a light, tropical feel that is really enjoyable on a hot summer day.
The next time you need a refreshing treat, give this sweet parfait a try! It makes an impressive dessert at a fancy dinner, but is easy enough to make any time a craving hits! Eating well should always be exciting! Until next time, eat well to live well!
For the fruit layer:
- 1 Mango, peeled and sliced
- 3 Clementines, peeled
For the top layer:
- Sugar free vegan Coconut yoghurt
- Clementine slices
- Make the bottom layer- In a blender or food processor, puree the fruit together until smooth. Pour into the bottom of a glass or parfait dish.2. Top with dairy-free coconut flavoured yoghurt3. Top the parfait off with your favourite fruit or nuts