Dessert Or Breakfast? The Strawberry Smash Parfait

Strawberry Smash ParfaitThis light and delicious parfait is perfect for a summertime dessert or a filling breakfast treat. If needed, make the cashew cream a day or two in advance and keep refrigerated.

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Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup raw cashews
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch fine sea salt
1 (16-ounce) container strawberries, hulled and chopped (about 3 cups)
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil
2 cups diced cantaloupe or honeydew melon
1/3 cup toasted sliced almonds

Method:

Place cashews in a bowl and cover with warm water. Let sit 2 hours to soften. Drain soaked cashews and discard liquid. Place cashews, 3/4 cup water, honey, vanilla and salt in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mash half of the strawberries with a fork or potato masher until juicy. Stir in remaining chopped strawberries and basil. In parfait glasses, layer cashew cream, strawberries, melon and almonds. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving:Serving size: 1 parfait, 240 calories (140 from fat), 15g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 7g protein