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Mango Parfait: easy, healthy recipe

Hello hello.

Here in Australia it’s mango season so I thought I’d celebrate with a quick & simple recipe that anyone can make.

Because it’s mango season, I’ve used fresh mango but you can use frozen – just defrost it in the fridge first.

I ate this for brekkie this morning but it would be fine for any meal. It’s mango, why wouldn’t you want to eat it??

I’ve also made this with cold/room temperature fruit because we’re in Spring here, but if your weather isn’t as accommodating, you could always heat up the fruit & perhaps even the nuts & it will still work just as well.

 

Now for what you’ll need

 

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Fruit (I’ve used mango, passionfruit & lemon). Whatever you choose aim for about 1-2 serves of fruit – you don’t want to overdo it. For reference, 1 serve of fruit is equal to 1/2 a mango, 1 medium apple or 2 mandarines. It’s doesn’t need to be perfect, just do the best you can.

 

Nuts

I’ve used my favourites – almonds & pistachios.I used about 6 of each nut. variety cut these up into smaller pieces. I cut my almonds into 3 & my pistachios into halves.

I enjoy the flavour of dry roasted nuts over raw but again, choose what you like best.

If you’re allergic to nuts you could use more seeds or some granola (low-no added sugar) or anything with a bit of crunch.

 

Seeds

Use whatever you prefer/have. I opted for flax seeds & poppy seeds. You don’t need too many of these, I used about 1/2 a tsp of each I think.

 

Chia jam

This is just fruit & chia seeds. If you don’t know how to make it, check out my recipe. It’s easy peasy. I used about 2 Tbs of my berry jam.

 

Spices

It’s a struggle for me to refrain from sprinkling cinnamon on everything I eat so, naturally, this is what I used. Just choose whatever you enjoy.

Be careful not to overdo it though, you don’t want to drown out the other flavours.

 

Yoghurt

You need to be careful here. A lot of yoghurts on the market are absolutely loaded with sugar to the point where you may as well be eating a Mars Bar.

Be sure to check the ingredients of the yoghurt you use. It shouldn’t contain any added sugars. Opt for a low-fat yoghurt if you can. If in doubt, stick to unflavoured low-fat greek/natural yoghurts & you can’t go wrong.

For a vegan option use coconut yoghurt. I prefer this over traditional yoghurt & I used about 2 Tbs of the Westhaven vanilla for mine.

 

 

What to do

 

Now you’ve got your bits & pieces, go nuts. Chop it up & serve it however you please & enjoy every bite. This is chock full of nutrients & the healthy fats, fibre & protein will help keep you feeling satisfied.

 

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It’s also ridiculously simple & takes very little time to prepare. If you are pressed for time in the mornings, you could prepare all the ingredients the night/s before & just mix them together on the day.

Recipes like this make starting the day right very easy so if you have any good ones please share them in the comments.

 

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I’m Kath, qualified nutritionist & personal trainer. I believe a personalised, flexibile approach to gaining physical & mental well-being is necessary for achieving sustainable lifestyle changes that support both these aspects of health. In the near future I will be offering a range of nutrition & lifestyle education services designed to gain the life my clients want in a way that works for them.

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