Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Parfait

I’ve really been on an avocado kick lately. Avocado and pink grapefruit, to be more precise.

I don’t know where I got the idea that the two would work real well together, but one day, my brain went something like “Hey, I’m in the mood for avocado and pink grapefruit. Fix me something, will ya?”

Like it was some sort of a challenge, or something…

Of course, me being me, immediately thought: “Oh yeah? Well, let’s see about that! Challenge accepted, brain!” I’ve always loved me a good challenge!

But, really, it didn’t even turn out to be a challenge. It just works naturally, like that.

Who knows, maybe it’s a classic combo and I don’t even know about it. Maybe I should do a little research on the subject.

Trust me, if you’ve never tried it, you have to. It really is a match made in heaven.

Oh, and honey goes extremely well with those two…

And if, like me, you’ve been trying to avoid avocados because, well, you’ve always been told that avocados are very high in fat and extremely calorie dense, please don’t.

While this may be true, it’s also a fact that avocados are loaded with an insanely high amount of goodies that’ll do your body good. And at about 125 calories per half fruit, I think they can easily be managed into a smoothie or a beautiful parfait.

But hey, don’t take my word for it. Check out this article and you too, might very well change your mind and make it a habit to include avocado as a part of your regular healthy diet.

I now eat at least 2 avocados per week.

And I am simply in heaven!

Do I need to tell you to stay tuned for more avocado recipes?

Right… I thought not…

AVOCADO AND PINK GRAPEFRUIT PARFAIT

INGREDIENTS
(Serves 1)

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ cup 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup pasteurized egg whites
  • ½ scoop (20g) vanilla flavored whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp unpasteurized honey
  • ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tbsp black chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 grapefruit, supremed

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all the ingredients, except grapefruit, to a mini blender or food processor, and process until smooth.
  2. Pour about one third of the mixture into a serving glass and arrange half your grapefruit supremes on top. Add another layer of avocado, followed by grapefruit and finish with avocado.
  3. Garnish with a dollop of yogurt, unsweetened shredded coconut and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    As my husband frequently reminds me as I reach for a juicy grapefruit, “honey, remember, grapefruit weakens the contraceptive pill..” isn’t that a shame! This does look beautiful and fresh, perfect for summary afternoons. I might be misreading the recipe but do you mean blend all ingredients except grapefruit, rather than avocado?

    • says

      Right! So right! Thanks for pointing that out. I corrected the recipe. Makes much more sense like that! ;) Is that true? Grapefruits weaken the contraceptive pill? Good thing I’m not on it, then, ‘cuz I’ve really been loving on grapefruits lately. Guess I’d have to abstain from lovin on ahem, somethin’ else! ;)

    • says

      Hmmmm… if I can give you one tiny little word of advice here. Well, not advice, but just erm… sharing of personal experience. My daughter ADORES avocados, I mean, truly ADORES them, yet, she doesn’t care for the creamy avocado pasta. So I suggest you try the salad first… Mind you, your mileage may vary. Who knows, maybe you won’t care for the fruit but will love the pasta? In any case, I look forward to your feedback! Oh, and one more thing. As a kid, I could not stand avocados. Used to despise them. So it could be an acquired taste, too…

  2. says

    this flavor combo is a MUST MAKE for me! It sounds divine, interesting and light – nice going Sonia! :) I love the healthy fats in avocado, if they weren’t so expensive I’d eat one per day haha! The creaminess and richness from that little green fruit is incredible, I can only imagine what this parfait tastes like…yummmmmm

    • says

      Are they expensive everywhere there? Here, it’s really funny. They’ll go for like 2 bucks a piece at the grocery store, yet, you step into an “ethnic” market and their price drops big time, and I do mean big time. Last week, I got 6 for that much money. SIX! Now that was a steal, but I can generally manage to find them for less than a dollar a piece. Not so bad, for such a delicious fruit. Now I have to try them with persimon. That too, I think would work well, and look very pretty! :)

      • says

        I wish we had ethnic markets here in Helena! They had several in Denver and I used to live about 5 miles away from one…GREAT prices and fun ingredients! Here in MT, produce and food in general is a bit more expensive from what I’ve seen :(
        WOW 6 for $2?!?? That’s a steal! and persimmon and avocado – oooooo I can’t wait for that!

  3. Joann says

    I finally made this – delicious! It was a little thin – I’m guessing because I left out the egg whites. Is there anything I could substitute for that? If not it doesn’t matter – the texture was fine for me. I’m going to make this again with fresh mango instead of grapefruit. I have not been disappointed with any of your recipes that I’ve tried. You are by far my favorite food blogger!!

    • says

      I’m a bit surprised, really! The egg whites wouldn’t contribute to make the mixture firmer, quite the contrary, since they are liquid. They are only there to add a little bit of extra protein. Did you use Greek yogurt? That could make a big difference, as Greek yogurt is A LOT firmer than any other kind of yogurt. The chia seeds also contribute to stiffen the whole mixture, maybe if you added a little bit more?

      Love the idea of using mango! Has to be a great match. Ooooh… mango, avocado and goat cheese. I so badly want this now. Too bad I don’t have any mangoes in the fridge. I will definitely be buying some this week, though, I can guarantee that! :D

      Thank you so much for saying that I am your favorite food blogger. You have no idea just how much that touches me. Wow. I am flushed. Thank you so very much. You’re simply AWESOME! :D

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