Tropical Almond Parfait

This recipe came as inspiration from an oatmeal strawberry banana version on DivaDish.com. I modified the recipe to make it grain free. The mixture of the tropical fruit smoothie and the warm porridge are so YUMMY! Being a distance runner, this recipe is the perfect for a post-run recovery meal as it is loaded with protein! For almond meal, I used what was leftover from making either almond milk or coffee creamer, but you can also buy it in the store too. My favorite almond butter is Justins (any flavor, they are all good), but it is really expensive. A close runner up to Justins is Barneys, but the rest of the almond butters out there are not very good to me. So, when I have time I try to make my own. When I get caught up with work I will post my maple almond butter recipes for those not digging the store brands!

My favorite food is greek yogurt since it has so much protein in it. I have a sensitivity to cow’s milk, but can tolerate greek yogurt just fine. So, I put it in a ton of my recipes. As I have mentioned earlier, I have a little guy running around the house who won’t eat any meat so I have to sneak protein in wherever I can. Little tidbit on yogurt vs. lactose intolerence…….According to numerous sources, greek yogurt is better tolerated by lactose intolerent folks because the process strains out milk sugars (e.g. lactose). Also, yogurts with live cultures predigest lactose in yogurt before we eat it too. Here is a link to one article: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/greek-yogurt-cause-lactose-intolerance-3102.html. If you cannot tolerate dairy at all just leave it out of the recipe and it will taste just as delicious. 

Tropical Almond Parfait
Serves 2
Hot almond meal porridge and a cold tropical smoothie layer are the perfect breakfast combo!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
Almond Meal Porridge
  1. 3/4 C Almond Meal
  2. 2 tbsp Flax Meal
  3. 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
  4. 1 C Almond Milk, vanilla flavored
  5. 1 tsp Vanilla
  6. 1 tsp Cinnamon
  7. 1/8 tsp Salt
  8. 1 tbsp Almond Butter (or other butter)
  9. 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  10. 1 tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
Smoothie
  1. 1 C Peaches, frozen
  2. 1 C Mangoes, frozen
  3. 1/2 Banana
  4. 1/2 C Greek Yogurt (omit if want dairy-free)
  5. 1/2 C Apple Juice
Instructions
  1. Heat almond milk, almond meal, coconut flour and flax meal until it mixture starts to boil.
  2. Turn down heat to a simmer & add remaining ingredients.
  3. Simmer until the porridge reaches desired consistency.
  4. For a thicker porridge add an additional teaspoon of coconut flour.
  5. Blend all ingredients until mixed thoroughly. If mixture is too thick for blending add an additional tablespoon of apple juice at a time. You want to keep the mixture as thick as possible for making the parfait, so only add additional liquid if necessary to get the blender to mix everything together.
  6. Spoon porridge and smoothie into layers.
  7. ENJOY!
Adapted from The Diva Dish
Adapted from The Diva Dish
http://barerootkitchen.com/

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