You can use either homemade yogurt or a biodynamic, additive-free brand. As for the toasted muesli or granola, you can make up your own or use your favorite, high quality brand. Bee pollen is included because it is an incredible superfood — a highly absorbable source of protein that is rich in amino acids, vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes and other micronutrients. It works well with these fresh ingredients (bee pollen cannot be cooked as it destroys its medicinal strength). Please use certified organic ingredients whenever possible.
Nutty Mango and Passionfruit Yogurt Parfait
1-1½ cups plain biodynamic yogurt
¼ – ½ cup agave syrup or honey, to taste
2 teaspoons bee pollen (optional)
1 cup toasted muesli or granola
2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and cubed
Pulp of 4 ripe passion fruits
½ cup flaked almonds or chopped macadamia nuts
A few chia seeds (to sprinkle on top)
1. In a medium bowl gently mix the yogurt, agave syrup (or honey) and bee pollen until well combined. Check for sweetness and add a little more if needed.
2. Place a little of the yogurt mixture in the bottom of each serving container (for a great presentation, use glass tumblers). Add a small layer of toasted muesli or granola, followed by a layer of mango, passion fruit pulp and nuts.
3. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients have been used, finishing with the passionfruit pulp, nuts and a sprinkle of chia seeds for decoration.
Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
*Recipe and image courtesy of LUNCHBOX SOLUTIONS.*