This delicious healthy parfait serves as breakfast/brunch/snack or dessert! It makes use of two unique in season fruits. The refreshing flavours of plums and passionfruit are complemented by layers of smooth vanilla chia pudding with vanilla cashew cream.
Because of it’s fresh taste, fancy layers, range of textures and slightly decadent cashew cream, this parfait is a good choice when entertaining groups for breakfast or brunch or as a refreshing dessert on a warm day. Best of all, it’s simple and easy to make (though you will need to do a bit of preparation the day before).
*If you don’t have plum or passionfruit on hand experiment substituting different fruits such as layers of banana and strawberries or grapes and kiwi fruit.
Passionfruit Plum Parfait Recipe.
Time: 15 minutes + chilling time
Makes: 4 serves (depending on glass size)
*1 serving of chia pudding prepared the night before (find the recipe here)
*1 cup cashews, soaked in filtered water for 30 minutes or more (soaking time will depend on how powerful your blender is)
*1 tbsp pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener such as agave)
*1/2 tsp vanilla extract
*1/2 cup water
*3-5 fresh, ripe plums, chopped into small squares
*3-5 fresh, ripe passionfruit, halved
1. Prepare the chia pudding and the cashew cream the night before. To make the cashew cream, drain and rinse the cashews and place in a high speed blender with the maple syrup, vanilla and water. Blend on high speed until a smooth cream is formed (depending on how long you soak the cashews and your blender you may need slightly more or slightly less water).
2. The next day: using four parfait glasses or other tall glasses, first place a large spoonful of the chia pudding in each glass. Next, place about spoonful of the chopped plums then top with a spoonful of cashew cream, followed by the pulp and juice from half a passionfruit. Repeat the process one more time to complete a parfait then do the same for the other glasses.
Enjoy straight away, or chill for later.
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