Recipe: Key Lime Breakfast Parfait + The Answer to “What Is It?”

 

Summer is just around the corner. I can feel it in the strength of the sunshine and smell it in the air. My Memorial Day Weekend beach trip is so close I can TASTE it, and it tastes like key lime and mangoes!

I chose whole milk yogurt for this parfait because healthy fats keep you feeling full for hours. My mangoes were very ripe so the sweetness perfectly counterbalanced the tart, lime-flavored yogurt. The crunchy crumble topping was a nice contrast to the creamy yogurt and silky mango.

Key Lime Pie Breakfast Parfait with Mango

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Indulgent and tropical, this parfait is perfect for enjoying on warm summer mornings outside.


Ingredients

  • 4 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
  • – 1 quart whole mlk yogurt – 1/2 cup key lime juice (I used Nellie & Joes)
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 20 grams (about 3) dried pitted dates
  • 1 oz. pecans
  • – 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine oats, dates, pecans and cinnamon and pulse until a fine crumb has formed.
  2. Stir together yogurt and lime juice.
  3. In four cups, layer yogurt, then diced mango, then top with a sprinkling of crunchy topping.

Each parfait is 423 calories, 28g protein, 15g fat and 54g carbs. That’s a lot of protein for something that tastes like dessert.

This is a seriously a delicious, tropical feeling breakfast that still has a solid stick-to-your-ribs quality that’ll last you until lunch. I hope you give it a shot!

And did you think I forgot about my last post where I showed you this picture?

I didn’t! It’s a picture of a COTTON TREE that I took this past Monday at Longwood Gardens! Click on the link to learn more. 🙂 Happy weekend!

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