Why does coconut yogurt parfait always have to be colorful and round? What if it got a bad-ass makeover, showed it’s edges and became avant-garde? Well that’s exactly what happened in this recipe.
In my culinary school program at Matthew Kenney (watch the webinar about my experience here), we were assigned to make raw vegan coconut yogurt parfaits with plenty of fruit and activated buckwheat granola.
Now the normal me would have made multi-colored layers of blue, red and pink with a rainbow of fruit in between.. sort of like I did in Sahara’s Superfood Coconut Yogurt Parfait.
But another part of me said, “Screw it. I’m going to make the most anti-parfait parfait there has ever been.” Even with the rich array of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries we had available to us.
I decided to go all black with the blackberries and create a work of modern art on a plate.
I’m sort of in love with the result.
This Black Magic Coconut Parfait is like the high-fashion/ goth sister of my Superfood Parfait recipe. It’s edgy, bold and out of the box, but still contains the satisfying combination of probiotic-rich coconut yogurt, juicy berries and crunchy granola as any other parfait.
Who said all parfaits have to be colorful and friendly anyways? My Black Magic Parfait is ready for the runway.
Voila, you have your very own avant-garde coconut yogurt parfait that looks like it was served at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant! I won’t tell anyone about your little secret that this is just a scoop of co-yo 😉
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