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Cooking with Astrology "Leo" is coming to a close with this delicious Papaya Mango Parfait. It was inspired by the sunshine colors of papayas and mangoes, and continued the Greek theme with thick, rich Greek yogurt! This was my very first parfait, but definitely not my last.....
I served them in 14.75 oz wine goblets, because they were the only glasses that I could find at Target. It only made 3 parfaits....so plan your glassware accordingly. It would also be very simple to cut the recipe in half if your only need 2. Adjust the measurements for the honey and vanilla according to your taste preferences!
No, this post is not sponsored by FAGE.....it just happens to be the yogurt that I like and I know that I can eat it (lactose-intolerant) without any issues!
How to make Papaya Mango Parfait:
Mix the yogurt, honey and vanilla together until smooth and well combined.
Spoon yogurt into the bottom of a glass, or bowl.
Add 2 Tablespoons of granola.
Add papaya and mango chunks.
Cover with additional yogurt mixture.
Top with 2 Tablespoons of granola and any remaining papaya and mango. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.
Since we are looking out for our Leo friend's heart, I chose a vanilla, almond organic granola. We could all use the heart healthy benefits of the entire Leo meal! Almonds are packed with fiber, plant omega-3's, calcium, folic acid, phytosterols, vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium. The papaya is packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K, which are all antioxidants that benefit the cardiovascular system and prevent atherosclerosis. The tomatoes in the Tomato Pilaf are extremely high in vitamin C and a good source of vitamins A and K. Tomatoes are also loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant that prevents heart disease. Yes, there is a method to my madness!
This month's Cooking with Astrology - Leo meal:
Next month.....Virgo. Enjoy!!
Papaya Mango Parfait
- 17.6 ounces Fage Greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 6 Tablespoons honey
- 1/2 cup granola
- 2 cups papaya chunks
- 2 cups mango chunks
- Mix the yogurt, honey and vanilla together until smooth and well combined.
- Spoon yogurt into the bottom of a glass, or bowl.
- Add 2 Tablespoons of granola.
- Add papaya and mango chunks.
- Cover with additional yogurt mixture.
- Top with 2 Tablespoons of granola and any remaining papaya and mango. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.