This Cantaloupe and Raspberry Yogurt Parfait screams summer. Raspberries and basil mix with yogurt for the base, with balls of cantaloupe in between for a fruity breakfast or snack!
Is it Wednesday already? I guess so! Monday’s are typically my recipe creation days, while Tuesdays I teach barre and work at the Juice Company. So Monday’s win…typically. This past Monday was a bit of an ego crusher considering I created three recipes and only one of them turned out successfully. [Insert whiney, bad mood Erin]. You can’t win ‘em all and I’m fairly certain I know how to fix both of the recipes that didn’t turn out, but it’s definitely not a fun feeling. On the bright side, I completed a stair workout Monday morning which I hadn’t done in foreverrrrr and it felt so good! Definitely the kick in the butt that I needed.
Now as for this yogurt… HOLD THE PHONE I don’t even like yogurt which is why this yogurt is dairy free 😀 Literally the only kind I will eat on its own. I know, I know, I know everyone’s all like WHAAAT you don’t like yogurt?! And I’m like nope and they’re like well you’re probably just need to try a different brand and I’m like no… NO. On that note, feel free to use regular yogurt in this recipe if regular yogurt is yo thang.
Wow that was such an unnecessary tangent.. what has gotten into me? Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s 9 pm and I’m sitting in my bed and daydreaming about sleep. Sitting in my bed is probably not the best idea but I don’t have many other sitting options. One day I will own a desk with notebook organizers and fancy pencil cups and a desktop computer. WHAT WHAT. Yes, that is my dream and I’m hoping to make it a reality within the next year (or two). My bed will have to do for now..
Ok back to this yogurt. Focus, Erin, focus.
If you use dairy free yogurt, this parfait is essentially strawberry coconut basil-y goodness, and if you use regular yogurt it’s strawberry basil-y yogurt goodness—both with balls of cantaloupe throughout.
I think I’m in love with basil. The sad but true story is that I thought about picking myself up a basil plant at the store but thought it would be too much work. Guys, I want to be that girl—the gardener girl..err….woman?..I do—but I also hate manual labor. Sooo.. I’m going to be a horrible garden owner. My real dream is to pick out the veggies and plants that I want and then have Miguel plant them. I’ve discussed this dream and he weirdly enough didn’t seem super opposed….. I didn’t even question it. I thought ‘wow seriously? OK!’
So one day I will own a basil plant and pick fresh basil from it and serve it in my yogurt parfaits. For now, store bought basil will do just fine.
- ½ cup plain yogurt (I used So Delicious)
- ½ cup raspberries
- 1 large basil leaf
- 1-2 tbsp water
- ½ cup cantaloupe
- Combine raspberries, basil and water together in a blender.
- Stir raspberry mixture in with yogurt.
- Using a melon baller, scoop out melon.
- Combine yogurt and melon together in a cup or bowl and top with chia seeds (optional)
Q: Do you dream of owning a garden someday? What’s your favorite brand of yogurt?
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