One thing I really like about cooking and baking is the contrast game. Sweet versus sour, spicy versus creamy texture or hot versus cold.
For this recipe I decided to work with a few contrasts: I combined a sweet, cold and super creamy parfait with crunchy, salted sweet potatoes, that I served hot. The result is delicious and makes refreshing parfait the ideal desert for those cozy autumn days.
Minimalist deco idea: Sweet potato peel looks really nice and you don´t need to put any extra items on your table or plate!
One serving (it is a big one though) contains more than 21 g of protein and makes the perfect after work-out snack. There is no refined sugar, no gluten and of course no lactose in the desert!
Interested in more after work-out treats? Check my recipe for my home-made high-protein shake!
Mix chia seeds, flaxseeds, soy-milk, figs and cinnamon. Put everything in a bowl and let it sit in the fridge for at least three hours. Usually I prepare it the evening before and enjoy it the morning after. Use a blender and blend the parfait, until it is smooth. Pour it into a glass, jar or bowl and put it in the freezer.
Take a vegetable peeler and peel your sweet potato. After peeling off the skin, keep grating it, until you got a bunch of thin, transparent slices.
Pour some oil into a pan and start frying the sweet potato stripes. In my case I needed around three minutes, until they were crunchy and started to get a nice, roasted flavor. Sprinkle them with salt and place them on top of your parfait. If you want, add some cinnamon, fresh figs or nuts as a healthy garnishment.
I am Julia, vegan by heart, traveler and minimalist based in beautiful Portugal. I love simple but delicious food, ashtanga, skating, surfing and having a nice conversation over snacks and a glass of wine. I am blogging about vegan food, my minimalist journey, life hacks and my experiences as a traveler.