Marvelous in my Monday!

by danielle on June 25, 2012

Happy Marvelous Monday! Thanks to Katie for hosting!


I’ve got lots of Marvelous in my Monday today because I am away on vacation! So while I’m away here’s a recipe to celebrate National Strawberry Parfait Day! It’s Paleo and Gluten Free! Whenever I am on strict Paleo I always miss dairy, especially Greek yogurt. This recipe is a good replicate of a yogurt parfait. Try it out!


~1/3 c. Canned coconut milk (unsweetened)

~1/4 tsp. coconut or almond extract

~4 Strawberries, chopped

~1/2 tbs. Slivered almonds

~1/2 tbs. Shredded unsweetened coconut


Stir the 1/3 cup coconut milk and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. To use it should be the consistency of cool whip. In a large bowl, whip the coconut milk and extract on high until fluffy. In a dish layer the chopped strawberries, “yogurt”, almonds and coconut. *This is not super sweet, if you are okay with it and want it to be sweeter add a little bit of stevia to the coconut milk mixture.

Calories: 213kcal Carbs: 7.5g Protein: 3.1g Fat: 20.8g

Makes 1 serving

Optional Serve with sliced banana

What’s your favorite way to eat strawberries? Anything Marvelous in your Monday?! 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Grace June 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

This might sound weird but I’m going to the chiropractor today and I find it pretty marvelous because my neck and back have been hurting and they won’t be once I leave there today! I’m not going to lie…my favorite way to eat strawberries is chocolate dipped:)


danielle June 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Ahh that does sound marvelous! Not weird at all :) I’m with you chocolate and strawberries is the best combination!


Clair June 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Mmm…love that this is vegan too!

Just stopped by from the Healthy Living board. I’m located in Beantown too, and I’ll be at the summit in August, so I look forward to meeting you!


danielle June 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Ahh Awesome! I can’t wait for HLS! I will have to go check out your blog :)


Maren June 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I always love your recipes because they fit my diet so well!

So here’s my little secret… I have a draft in my e-mail that’s literally just a list of about 8 of your recipes I want to make. Now make it 9.


danielle June 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Aww thank you!!! So good to hear! My secret…I’m kinda obsessed with your blog and am always checking it because I know you always update :)


Kammie @ Sensual Appeal June 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Awesome parfait. I don’t eat coconut very much cause it sometimes makes my face flush (allergic? overly sensitive? Not sure) but it’s cool that you are able to use it as a sub for greek yogurt to make parfaits. I dont think i’d be able to give up my greek yogurt, I love it too much, but I’m sure in turn you feel so much better cutting out dairy.


danielle June 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Hmm you must have a sensitivity. You could totally make this with Greek yogurt too. I love yogurt too actually and will usually flip flop between using it and not! I love it too much :)


corrie anne June 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

just ate a whole bowl of them plain!! but yum– i like your creation!


danielle June 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Yum! Good enough for me :)


Katie June 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Oh this looks very good and I am sure a lot of dairy free peeps will love it!

Happy Monday love! Thanks for joining in again!


danielle June 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for hosting! Happy Monday!


Tessa @ Amazing Asset June 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

MMmm what a yummy sounding treat Danielle! Very summery and coconuty :) <–that is a word I swear haha
Today, it's marvelous that my mom and I cleaned our whole house to prep for my grandparent's visit, it always feels good to be productive!


danielle June 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Awesome! Have fun with the grandparent’s! I love being productive..always feels so awesome!


Sara @ Nourish and Flourish June 26, 2012 at 6:16 am

Mmm, I love anything made with coconut milk! This parfait looks amazing! I had no idea you could whip it to a fluffy consistency, but I guess it acts similarly to cream. :-) I’ll definitely be trying this one!

I hope you’re having a wonderful vacation! <3


danielle June 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Yes try it out! I actually figured out how to make the coconut milk from Pinterest!!! Love it!


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