Friday, May 10, 2013

Key Lime Pie Breakfast Parfait with Grain-free Crumble Topping

My fur kids plus one adoptee
Mom's Day is coming up, and I think I have the best fur kids! (My human kids are pretty good too!) I even have an adopted fur kid (Bailey, the husky, in foreground). Do you think they'll give me a big slup for Mother's Day?

Persimmon breakfast parfait with grain-free crumble topping
One gift you can give yourself for Mother's Day is taking better care of your digestive system. You could spend big bucks on jewelry or chocolates but you can't put a price on good health, which starts with your digestive system.

Sixty percent or more of your body's immunity is in your digestive tract. (I put that in boldface because I don't think most people realize this.) You may not have candida or other digestive disorders but even so, it's likely you don't have enough beneficial bacteria (BB) in your gut. BB helps keep your immune system strong.

You can take probiotic capsules or eat yogurt to get your BB numbers up. In my case, I take probiotics and eat yogurt too because I have a comprised digestive tract. I found that taking probiotics alone was not enough. With the addition of yogurt, I am getting well faster.

These days there are plenty of options for yogurt, even for vegans. Just make sure you skip the sweetened varieties, especially if you are recovering from candida or other digestive problem.

You can make your own yogurt as I do. Here are two links to get you started:

Key Lime Pie Breakfast Parfait with Grain-Free Crumble Topping

How about a Key Lime Pie Breakfast Parfait with lots of yogurt for mom’s special day? Or try making a Breakfast Parfait with Persimmon. Or make both! It will give you or her a boost of beneficial bacteria and tastes great too. Both recipes are ACD-Phase 2 with options for Phase 1.

 Here’s what you need for two servings of the Key Lime Pie:

 1 cup plain coconut milk yogurt or other yogurt

1 avocado

1 frozen pear (no need to peel)

Juice of two limes

Optional toppings: 1 cup grain-free crumble topping; recipe here: 
 coconut flakes, blueberries

Sweetener of your choice, to taste. (Note: I omitted all sweeteners and found both parfaits delicious but it all depends on your taste buds.)

For Phase 1: eliminate the pear and use coconut milk sparingly to get the desired thickness. Or make your own yogurt that is either vegan or lactose free.


Make Mom's parfait with persimmon. Simply, toss in one chopped up frozen persimmon.
Skip the persimmon version if you are in ACD-Phase 1.
Here’s what you do:

First make the grain-free crumble topping. You will have extra that you can store in the freezer.
(Note: you don't have to soak the sunflower seeds to save time. Just grind the seeds into flour in your coffee grinder. You also can sub squash puree for the applesauce and omit the stevia.)

Find two fancy glass dessert dishes. Glass containers will show off the layers in this recipe.

In a food processor, blend the yogurt, avocado, lime juice and pear until smooth and creamy. Toss in the persimmon if doing the persimmon version. Firm up both versions slightly by placing them in the freezer for 15-30 minutes.

Assemble the parfaits. Start with a thin layer of grain-free crumble. Then spoon on half the yogurt mixture. Finish with more crumble, coconut flakes and blueberries.

Key Lime Pie Parfait
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Unknown said...

Yum! Thanks for linking-up to 5-Ingredient Mondays. I'm highlighting your recipe this week- hope to see you back :)

Sheree Welshimer said...

Thank you! I will contribute again. I love 5-ingredient recipes! Thanks for hosting this event.

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