Mango, Papaya & Raspberry Breakfast Parfait
I know I say this a lot, but… I’m REALLY excited about this breakfast parfait.
Not least because I finally feel like I could be a potential candidate for that elite club of instagram foodies who post beautifully layered mason jars full of overnight oats. I mean look at those beautiful colours, right?!
Not to blow my own trumpet or anything.
Yup, I’m definitely keeping a level head about this.
No need to get over excited.
Absolutely no need.
Except… Oh god. THESE TASTE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING TOO.
Seriously, these are the best overnight oats I have ever made. Granted, they are also the first overnight oats PARFAIT I have ever made. (Gosh, doesn’t ‘parfait’ sound fancy? Tell your friends you had a parfait for breakfast and they’ll probably laugh. But between you and I, we’ll be the ones laughing. All the way to delicious town.)
A tropical paradise of flavours is what we have here, my friends. Creamy, fruity, zingy and comforting all at once. I mean, I’m kind of bummed that I’ve been missing out on all the parfait fun to be honest. But with this as my introduction to that mysterious and delicious land, the future looks damn bright.
Now, I won’t lie to you. These do take a teeny bit of fiddling around with in terms of getting the different layers to sit right and not get all smushed together. But trust me, IT’S ALL WORTH IT. Firstly because #instagramgoals, and secondly because we all need a sense of achievement in our lives and I feel that this is as good a place to start as anywhere. And if I’ve raised the alarm bells- DON’T FEAR! You absolutely do not have to spend ages faffing over this in the midst of an already hurried morning routine. It’s all prepped the night before and popped in the fridge ready to be gobbled up the next morning. On the contrary, this is the ultimate stress free breakfast!
Now, if you’re nutritionally minded like me, you’ll be pleased to know that this breakfast parfait is jam packed full of nutritious ingredients. As I’ve mentioned before, if you eat a diet that incorporates a range of different coloured fruits and vegetables every day, you will be taking in a much higher percentage of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals than you would from eating a diet full of beige, colourless foods. Phytochemicals are the natural chemical compounds found in plant foods which denote their colour, flavour and odour. So this parfait, with its red raspberries, yellow mango and orange papaya will ensure you’re getting a super nutrient dense start to your day. Mmhmm, that’s the kind of breakfast that I’m talking about.
Papaya in particular has been extensively studied for it’s potential health benefits. Check out this fantastic article over at WellBeing Secrets to read more about this delicious fruit!
Overnight oats, man. Overnight oats. They truly can do no wrong.
One last thing- feel free to mix up the ingredients as much as you like depending on what you have in the cupboards! Experiment with different frozen fruits, different flavoured protein powders and so on. As always when it comes to cooking, the world is your oyster.
Let’s check out the recipe.
- 70g oats (gluten free, if you prefer)
- 100ml coconut milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 100g frozen mango
- 160g papaya
- 40g medjool dates, roughly chopped
- 100g raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 passion fruit
- Place the oats in a bowl then, in a blender, blend the coconut milk and protein powder. Pour the mixture over the oats and stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Wash out the blender and then place into it the mango, papaya and dates. Pulse into totally smooth and combined.
- Find two small mason jars or glasses, and begin to layer up the parfait. Begin with a layer of oats on the bottom, followed by a layer of the puree. Repeat this once more, finishing with a layer of oats. The trick to getting even layers is to use a small spoon containing a big dollop of the mixture for each layer, proceeding to lightly and carefully smooth it into the sides of the glass until no gaps can be seen.
- Lastly, blend the raspberries with a little bit of water, about 10-20ml. Start off with a small amount then depending on how well your blender is blitzing the raspberries, add in a little bit more until a pulpy consistency has formed. Once you're happy with the consistency, stir through the pulp of one passionfruit.
- Divide the mixture between the two parfaits as a final layer on top of the oats. Place in the fridge overnight.
- Remove your oats right before you're ready to eat them, and sprinkle with some desiccated coconut (optional, but recommended!)
- Protein: 18.5g
- Carbohydrate: 56.5g
- Fat: 5g
- DISCLAIMER: All macronutrient totals are accurately calculated based on the specific products I used. These totals may vary slightly depending on what brand supplier you use in the case of packaged goods. Therefore, all macronutrients given here are provided as a guideline only.