Persimmons Tofu Parfait is a no yogurt parfait. It is high in protein because it includes tofu. The dates give it a texture and taste of a chocolate cake and make it even healthier. In this dessert I used raw honey instead of regular honey because raw honey is pure and 100% honey with any unwanted ingredients. Raw honey is pure in taste and promotes good health.
This recipe includes silken tofu ad is delicious. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and yet maintain healthy weight along with including a good combination of protein, fiber and lots of flavor. Persimmons is yellow – orange to dark orange in color and can be eaten with or without the skin in a raw form. It’s a fruit with high fiber content.
Persimmons Tofu Parfait
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Number of servings: 4
Per Serving 336 calories
Fat 12 g
Carbs 60 g
Protein 7 g
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbsp. flax oil
- 2 whole persimmons (skin seeds removed)
- ½ 12 oz. pack silken tofu
- 2 tbsp. raw honey
- 3/8 cups crushed pecans
- 1 tbsp. goji berries*
Combine the dates, cocoa powder and 1 tsp vanilla extract and flax oil and pulse until a dough forms. Keep it aside.
Combine tofu, persimmons, 1 tsp vanilla extract and honey and puree until smooth. Keep it aside.
In dessert glass start the layering with the date mix first. Take ¼ portion of the dates mix and press between palms until flat. Put the first layer and shape it according to the glass.
Add another layer of ½ of the pecans mentioned in the ingredients. Again ¼ portion of the dates mix by pressing between palms. Make sure to press the dates mix in the glass properly so that the parfait does not overflow. Add a layer with half tbsp. of the goji berries.
Lastly, pour the tofu puree on the top layer and garnish with more pecans and goji berries.
Repeat the whole process with another dessert glass.
Put it in the freezer for 15 minutes and serve chilled.
Note: I used the large size dessert glass and 2 people can eat in 1 large glass size. If using smaller size then 4 glasses would be required.
1 cup pitted dates would include approximately 12 dates pieces.
Can be made in one big bowl and serve as you wish.
Most importantly when you put the dessert in the freezer make sure to shift it to the refrigerator after 15 minutes if there is still time to serve. Otherwise it will freeze.