Two-Berry Parfait - non-Dairy

I REALLY wanted something creamy, dreamy this morning...but that would be acceptable for breakfast. I need my anti-oxidants (berries), a healthy protein (tofu) and something to satisfy my sweet tooth (stevia, apricot jam, dark chocolate!) I'm not too fond of smoothies (ouch!) so I thought I'd whip up a quick parfait.

I have a return to make at JC Penney, and some shopping to do before it gets too hot, so gotta run soon.  I think we're going to hit 89º today.

Ok so here's my quick n easy...

Strawberry - Blueberry Parfait

  • 8 oz. organic Silken Tofu
  • 2 packets Stevia
  • 1 generous cup organic Strawberries
  • 2 Tbs. low-sugar Apricot Jam
  • 1 tsp. Rose Water (Maward)
  • 1 c. organic Blueberries
  • 1 oz. Dark Chocolate (opt.)

Rinse and slice strawberries.

strawberries
strawberries

Place tofu, Stevia, strawberries, jam and rose-water in food processor.

parfait1
parfait1

Blend until smooth.

parfait2
parfait2

Fill parfait or wine glasses 1/2 full with strawberry mixture.  Add a layer of blueberries.

blueberries
blueberries

Pour more parfait on top. Add another layer of blueberries.

parfait3
parfait3

Decorate with chocolate shavings and half a strawberry.

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parfait4

Refrigerate 20 minutes to an hour.

~ Enjoy! ♥

Non-Dairy Fruity Parfait

Blueberries, out star Anti-oxidant filled fruit, so fun to cook with.

Avocados... another super-anti-oxidant fruit, lends its creaminess to this parfait recipe that I adapted to be non-dairy and no-sugar (unless you choose to use honey).

Avocado-Blueberry Parfait

1 lime                                                     1 avocado 1 c. silken tofu,                                       3 Tbs. honey (or 3 packets Stevia) 1 c. fresh blueberries                             1 tsp. orange blossom water * 2 Tbs. Xylitol                                           2 tsp. water

1 Tbs. finely chopped mint leaves 4 sprigs for Garnish

Zest the lime.  Squeeze the juice and set both aside.

Combine avocado, tofu, Stevia or honey, lime juice, and zest in the bowl of a food processor fitted with metal blade.  Pulse about 10 times.  Scrape down sides of the bowl , and process for about 2 minutes, until tofu is smooth.  Chill while preparing the rest.

Place 1 Tbs Xylitol, 2 tsp. water and orange blossom water (or honey) in small pot over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer. Add the blueberries.  Toss to coat and remove from heat.

Add chopped mint to the avocado mixture and stir.

Divide a third of the blueberries in the bottoms of 4 parfait or dessert dishes. Dollop with half of the avocado mixture. Top with another third of the blueberries, followed by the remaining avocado mixture. Top with the remaining blueberries. Garnish with the mint sprigs.

~ In Good Health!

   * Orange Blossom water is a must if you are into syrup laden desserts.  It is the flavor that gives Middle Eastern Baklawa (not Greek Baklava which uses honey) its distinct flavor.  We place 2 - 3 drops in our water glasses for a refreshing flavor.