Tropical Coconut Parfait

Okay, so who here likes ice cream?

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Now, who here likes sherbet? What about a combination of sherbet and ice cream that will literally rock your world?

Yeah, I thought you’d like it! 😉

This Tropical Coconut Parfait is literally my favorite new breakfast item. Imagine: waking up to a big bowl of ice cream, yet having the ice cream be guilt-free and actually good for you. Okay, now stop imagining and make this parfait.

I’m basically obsessed with tropical fruit smoothies. And honestly, most mornings I have a smoothie for breakfast, usually just due to lack of time. It’s just the perfect thing to whip up if you’re lacking in time! But unfortunately, fruit smoothies alone usually don’t fill me up for very long. So I usually pair the smoothie with a thing of yogurt, a fried egg, or even just a scoop of peanut butter! Then I pour it in a glass, hop in the car, and get going! (And usually scarf down the yogurt, egg, or whatever else as I load up the car, of course!)

Sometimes it’s just easier to eat on the go! Whether it’s once you get to work, or while stopped at that pesky four way intersection. And this parfait is the perfect solution. It combines the smoothie with yogurt, so if you’re not in love with the consistency of smoothies made with yogurt, or even just want a change, you can enjoy both your smoothie and yogurt without multiple cups and bowls.

And it’s adorable.

So come on, what are you waiting for here?

My favorite things to top this smoothie with are cacao nibs and unsweetened coconut. They give it a bit of a crunch, as well as a bit of added flavor, and overall just make it that much more fun!

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And who wouldn’t want to start their morning off fun with a parfait so cold and creamy it’s practically ice cream!

Tropical Coconut Parfait

  • 1/2 c frozen tropical fruit of choice (I used bananas, mango, pineapple, and strawberries)
  • 1/4 c frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 c unsweetened coconut milk
  • 5.3 oz coconut Greek yogurt

Blend frozen fruit, raspberries, and coconut milk in a blender until smooth. You may have to add more coconut milk, depending on how frozen your fruit is. Scoop a spoonful of yogurt into the bottom of a tall glass. Add a spoonful of the smoothie, then top with more yogurt. Continue switching off between the two until all the smoothie has been used. Top with unsweetened coconut and cacao nibs, or other toppings, as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 242

Fat: 3g

Carbs: 41g

Protein: 13g

(Yields 1 servings)

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