Pineapple-Papaya Parfaits are a good choice for dessert during the holidays. They’re a super-easy, fast dessert. They look and taste great, take only a couple of minutes to make, and are filled with nutrients! Here’s the recipe:
2 cups papaya, peeled, cubed
2 tbsp lime juice
1⁄2 tsp lime zest
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
4 bananas, sliced
4 cups pineapple pieces
1 cup kiwi fruit, peeled, sliced
1. Combine papaya pieces, lime juice, lime zest, water, and sugar in a food processor or blender. Blend 15 to 30 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
2. Layer 6 parfait glasses or dessert cups with raspberries, banana slices, and pineapple pieces. Spoon papaya mixture over fruit.
3. To serve, top each parfait with sliced kiwi.
This recipe makes six servings with 174 calories each. The fruits included are “superfoods”– low in calories, but high in flavor and antioxidents. Here’s the list of nutrients!
Papaya is a tropical fruit that is a good source of vitamins C and E and beta-cryptoxanthin, antioxidants that help prevent arthritis, cataracts, and macular degeneration. It also provides potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and the risk of osteoporosis, and folate, a B vitamin that may help slow memory decline.
Raspberries are composed of more than 85 percent water along with high fiber. They have potent antioxidants, including vitamin C and anthocyanins.
Bananas are a high fiber fruit which can help with weight loss, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. They contain potassium, a mineral to help lower blood pressure and the risk of osteoporosis. They also contain vitamin B6, which can help reduce PMS symptoms and contribute to healthy hair.
Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and contains manganese, which may reduce PMS symptoms. Because pineapple is a possible trigger for IBS and migraine headaches, avoid this fruit if it is problematic for you.
Kiwi is a good source of vitamins C and E, antioxidants to help prevent and manage arthritis, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
All of these fruits are high in fiber with high water content, which makes them good choices if you’re trying to lose weight, lower cholesterol, or manage type 2 diabetes.
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