This summer has been one for the books as I learned to juggle a full-time internship alongside my other freelance work that already kept my schedule busy, so nutrient-dense recipes that were delicious and fast have been my go-to! My Fig & Blueberry Breakfast Parfait is one recipe in particular that has been life-saving as it’s high in protein and satisfying with every sweet bite.
Black Mission Figs and Papaya are my two favorite summer fruits that I become probably a little too giddy about as soon as I see the spring flowers blooming.
Matthew 24:32 (ESV) says, “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.”
Growing up, I always heard parables of fig trees and how they represent that sunny nature of summer and to this day, I still find it fascinating how thousands of years ago – figs played such a fundamental role in predicting the upcoming summer season.
And what’s even more incredible is their intricate design behind their taste… Take for example those tiny, delicate seeds that are in abundance within the hidden chambers of the fig. They almost visualize tiny jewel specks. Personally, I get giddy just thinking about it because it shows me how awesome God’s creation is, as he thought of even the smallest details.
Now, enough of me talking, let’s grab some berries and whip up a breakfast delight!
Fig & Blueberry Breakfast Parfait
- 1 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup Strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, plain or vanilla
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup Granola
- 2 Figs, fresh
- Fresh Mint Leaves (optional)
- In a small saucepan over medium high heat, toss in your blueberries and strawberries. If using fresh fruit, add 1 tablespoon water. Consistently stir the berries until broken down and the juices are coming to a boil, about 2-3 minutes. Simmer on low for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
- In the meantime, prepare two bowls with appx. 3/4 cup yogurt each. Then, evenly distribute half the berry compote over each yogurt bowl. Evenly distribute the granola on top, as well.
- Garnish each breakfast parfait with a sliced fig and finely-sliced fresh mint. Alternatively, you could just top the breakfast parfait with a little honey and your favorite fresh fruits.
I truly hope you all enjoy this scrumptious breakfast recipe that can easily be altered with seasonal spices and fruits throughout the year! ’till next time… xxL