It feels like smoothies have ruled my life for the past few months. Becoming a part-time “food blogger” has made me live my life almost to a parody degree, including homemade, colourful, veggie-based dishes, a wonderfully minimalist beauty routine and smoothies, smoothies, smoothies!
Anyway, I felt a need for something different a few days ago. My current smoothie routine has seemingly run out of steam. I’m looking forward to when the sun creeps out full-time and I’m inspired by the flowers and the colours to create something new and cool.
But in the meantime? This proved to be a pretty sweet alternative.
It’s quite similar to my chocolate mousse parfait from Christmas. The differences? This one’s thicker, it’s coconutty, and, of course, KIWI.
This one actually requires to be made ahead if you really want it to get thick by sitting in the fridge overnight. I find the peanut butter in this helps to take the edge off the tofu taste, so if you’re one of those people who still wigs out at the idea of sweet tofu, you’re in luck. The flavours develop even more strongly overnight.
Coco-Kiwi breakfast parfait, serves 1
- 1 small brick silken tofu (my bricks were about 6-8 oz), cubed
- 2 tbsp young coconut flesh — I got mine straight from the source, but if you don’t feel like struggling with chopping open a coconut, you can buy coconuts pre-sliced
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp coconut nectar, maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 kiwi, skinned and sliced into small rounds
- Shredded coconut
- Granola of your choice (I used Jordan’s Morning Crisp chocolate granola)
Like I said, prepare all this several hours ahead (or overnight, since this is totally a breakfast thing).
- First, if you’re chopping open a coconut, do so with a trusting loved one nearby and watch out for your fingers. Let’s just say I learned this the hard way. I’m okay though.
- Cube your silken tofu so it blends more easily and scrape the coconut flesh out, adding to the blender.
- Add in your liquid sweetener and blend to liquify.
- Once the mixture appears pureed, add in the cocoa, peanut butter and chia seeds.
- Now get ready to layer! I added in the coconut-tofu liquid, then a few slices of kiwi, a dusting of coconut, granola, and then repeated.
- Take your time eating this. Truly appreciate the beauty. OMG. And keep it away from your cat.