A Dessert Good for the Soul: Vegan Key Lime Parfait
Back in January, I posted a recipe for a ‘chocolate’ mint shake that replaced ice cream with an avocado to create a thick decadent vegan shake. No, I am not a vegan and nor am I on the road to becoming a vegan. But I am in search of healthy alternatives to the foods that I love.
One thing that I love is key lime pie. I wish I could eat key lime pie everyday. Unfortunately, my body won’t allow me to eat my favorite dessert everyday. Sometimes, if I look at a slice too long, I believe my hips instantaneously get a half inch wider 🙂
I eat key lime pie every now and then. But I found an awesome alternative to conventional key lime pie. I created a reduced fat version that is quick and simple. As long as you have your favorite granola, you can create a quick, simple, and delicious version to satisfy your cravings.
Key Lime Parfait
2 large ripe avocados
2 tablespoons key lime juice
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1 cup granola NOTE: I used Trader Joe’s Just the Clusters Maple Pecan Cereal
1/4 unsalted roasted pecans, chopped
ONEPeel avocados and remove the pits.
TWOAdd avocados, key lime juice, and agave nectar to food processor or blender.
THREEBlend all ingredients until smooth.
FOURChill mixture for at least an hour.
FIVELayer your favorite cups with granola, then with the vegan key lime mixture, then granola, then vegan key lime mixture, and top with pecans.
SIXServe and enjoy!!
Makes approximately 2 parfaits when each container that holds 9.5 ounces of liquid.