breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint

Ohhh, summer fruit.  How I love thee.

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

Fruit is not typically my first choice for breakfast, unless we’re talking about throwing it in a gigantic smoothie packed with protein + healthy fats.  While I could eat fruit all day long, for days on end, it doesn’t really do the trick to fill me up in the morning.

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

That is unless you pair it with a full cup of silky, smooth, slightly tangy, Greek yogurt.  My latest yogurt obsession is from Straus Family Creamery.  They just came out with a full-fat, organic, plain Green yogurt that is now hands down my favorite.  [Next in line is Wallaby’s 2% organic Greek.]  Also, it’s dollars cheaper than other Greek yogurts!  The 32oz container cost $5.75, whereas other organic Greek yogurts are typically $4 for a 16oz container.  That’s a $2.25 savings! 

[I have no affiliation with Straus, just l.o.v.e. their Greek yogurt!]

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

And now we jazz things up a bit.  Because,

  1. Sometimes breakfast should be a little extra special.
  2. You deserve it.
  3. This would be the perfect addition to a Sunday brunch menu.

What we’re jazzing up is sugar.

What we’re jazzing it up with is lime!

Lime sugar!  Holy moly.  I am not a big sugar person, but this kind of blew my mind.

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

You know the routine. 

yogurt + fruit + yogurt + fruit + repeat

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

Except this time after each layer of yogurt you’ll sprinkle a bit of the lime sugar.

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

And you’ll top it with a few whole or chopped mint leaves.

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

And then you’ll eat it, and…

  1. Feel completely satiated for hours.
  2. Feel refreshed from the lime + mint.
  3. Feel hydrated from all that fruit.
  4. Feel totally satisfied because it was freakin’ delicious.

Those aren’t options.  They automatically come with each parfait.

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

Print this!

Summer Fruit Parfait with Lime Sugar + Mint gluten-free // yields 2-4 servings

  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 cups full-fat, organic Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium nectarines, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped cantaloupe
  • mint leaves, to garnish
  1. In a food processor [a mini works great!] combine the sugar and lime zest and pulse until combined and the lime zest is finely chopped.
  2. Make 4 small or 2 large parfaits, using more or less yogurt if you’d like.
  3. Layer: yogurt, fruit, yogurt, sprinkle of lime sugar, then repeat and finish with yogurt + lime sugar. 
  4. Use as much or as little lime sugar as you’d like and top with a few whole or chopped mint leaves.  Serve immediately.
  5. Store excess lime sugar in a sealed container in the fridge.

One more thing!  Not sure why I didn’t think of this before but you could definitely place a few mint leaves in with the sugar and lime zest to make it mint and lime infused!

breakfast friday >> summer fruit parfait with lime sugar + mint | edible perspective

Mmmm, fruity love.

Tag your eats! #bfastfridayclub

Enjoy the long weekend!  And a gigantic happy 30th to my main squeeze.  Love you to the moon + back!

Ashley