I shall call this Mango Turmeric Amaranth Parfait a dessert with benefits. It’s packed with wholesome power ingredients amaranth, turmeric, ginger, mango and coconut and with no extra sweetener, this is the ultimate healthy treat.
Inspired by all of the gorgeous Instagram creations and chia puddings here is mine little creation coming to Life.
This parfait is made with layers of puffed amaranth, pureed mango, turmeric and ginger and a layer of coconut yogurt mixed with coconut cream. Together it tastes divine and it’s perfectly fine to have this for breakfast.
If you’ve never popped amaranth before, get ready for a little bit of a mess, but it’ll be well worth it at the end. I recommend to make more than you need since you already making the mess, you might as well. I burned my first lot, but quickly got hang of it and made some extra for later. For the coconut layer, I mixed coconut yogurt with some coconut cream, but you can use only yogurt or just some whipped coconut cream, whatever you have on hand.
Mango Turmeric Amaranth Parfait (gluten-free & vegan)
- 2tbsp raw amaranth (3/4 cup once popped)
- 125g coconut yoghurt (1/2 cup)
- 60ml coconut cream (1/4 cup)
Mango turmeric layer:
- 1 large mango
- 1" fresh turmeric
- 1/2" fresh ginger
- 1/4tsp cinnamon
- coconut flakes
- edible flowers
- Heat up deep medium size pot and lower the temperature to medium. Add 1tbsp of amaranth and stir or toss continuously until most of the grains have popped. It'll look white once ready and only takes few seconds, don't let it start to brown. Scoop into a bowl and repeat with the next 1tbsp of amaranth. You will need only 2tbsp for the recipe, but I recommend to make more and save some for later. It's messy and expect some of the amaranth to come out of the pan. You could use lid if you like, but I find it's difficult to keep an eye on it once covered. Experiment with what works best for you.
- To make the coconut layer simply whip coconut yoghurt with coconut cream and set aside.
- To make the mango layer, peel and slice mango, turmeric and ginger. Add everything into blender with the cinnamon and blend until smooth. Taste if it's sweet enough for you, if not you can add 1tsp of your favourite sweetener.
- To assemble prepare 2 small serving glasses. Spoon 2tbsp of amaranth into the glass, top with 2tbsp of coconut yoghurt and 2tbsp of mango puree. Repeat with another layer. Top with coconut flakes or any other toppings of your choice.
Hey Rebecca, it’s really quick to do, but definitely a bit messy! x
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
Yogurt parfaits are the epitome of the perfect breakfast! I love this flavorful, unique take on the classic :)
Thank you so much Bethany! I didn’t even expect it’ll taste so amazing:)
Marla Meridith says
These are stunning parfaits!
Thank you so much Marla! I have to say they are pretty tasty too:)
Sasha @ Eat Love Eat says
So lovely! I’m amazed that 2 tbsp amaranth ends up as 3/4 cup! They’re such tiny seeds but they must really pop! Love the colour of these, very creative :) x
Thank you Sasha! Yes, they do, still tiny, but makes quite a bit of difference in volume. You must try popping them too:) x
Michelle @ The Last Food Blog says
These look beautiful Hana! Have to try this popped amaranth it sounds very interesting ;-) Great photos by the way x
Thank you so much Michelle! Yes, you must try it, it’s fun and tastes quite different to the cooked version. xx
Claudia | The Brick Kitchen says
These are such gorgeous jars!! Your photography is beautiful and those edible flowers just top it all off. I love how you added the warmth of ginger and tumeric to the mango layer – and aren’t mango and coconut just made for each other?! :)
Thank you so much Claudia! I really love the combination of mango, turmeric and ginger, I think it works beautifully. And coconut and mango, oh yes, totally!!! x
Aimee | Wallflower Kitchen says
This is beautiful, as always! I’ve seen puffed amaranth in my local health food store and was always intrigued… does it have a light texture or more of a bite/chewiness?
Thank you Aimee! Oh yes, very light, it’s like eating tiny popcorn. I really loved it:) x