Ohhh, summer fruit. How I love thee.
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.
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!]
And now we jazz things up a bit. Because,
- Sometimes breakfast should be a little extra special.
- You deserve it.
- 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.
You know the routine.
yogurt + fruit + yogurt + fruit + repeat
Except this time after each layer of yogurt you’ll sprinkle a bit of the lime sugar.
And you’ll top it with a few whole or chopped mint leaves.
And then you’ll eat it, and…
- Feel completely satiated for hours.
- Feel refreshed from the lime + mint.
- Feel hydrated from all that fruit.
- Feel totally satisfied because it was freakin’ delicious.
Those aren’t options. They automatically come with each parfait.
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
- 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.
- Make 4 small or 2 large parfaits, using more or less yogurt if you’d like.
- Layer: yogurt, fruit, yogurt, sprinkle of lime sugar, then repeat and finish with yogurt + lime sugar.
- Use as much or as little lime sugar as you’d like and top with a few whole or chopped mint leaves. Serve immediately.
- 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!
Mmmm, fruity love.
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Enjoy the long weekend! And a gigantic happy 30th to my main squeeze. Love you to the moon + back!