Fire up the summer feels with this creamy vegan parfait from plant-based food blogger, 8th and Lake. Layered smoothies and parfaits have to be one of the prettiest ways to drink your breakfast – and we never tire of seeing these rainbow concoctions as they clog our Instagram feed!

This fiber, folate, vitamin C and beta-carotene packed version is our new favorite for summer (check out all our layered parfait recipes here) and we’ve been topping it off with a sprinkle of homemade granola. Easy, gorgeous, indulgent and deceivingly healthy!

Papaya Cream Parfait With Strawberries + Coconut
Serves 1


For the papaya yogurt layer:
4 Tbsp coconut yogurt (or any you’d like)
1/2 fresh papaya
small squeeze of a lemon

For the papaya smoothie layer:
1/2 fresh papaya
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup almond milk (or any you’d like)


Start by mixing everything from the papaya yogurt layer into the blender until creamy. Remove and set this aside for when we layer.

Now blend all the ingredients from the papaya smoothie layer on high speed until creamy.

Now let’s layer. In a jar, start by layering a small amount of plain yogurt for your base – I like coconut yogurt, but use what you’d like. Then scoop in the papaya yogurt layer on top, next dollop in the papaya smoothie layer and finally top with granola!

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