Grape Strawberry Yogurt Parfait made with the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Juice Extractor and Smoothie Attachment
Next, I wanted to create something with the second set of attachments, the coulis maker. If you are not familiar with the word coulis, it is a sauce made from fresh puréed and strained vegetables or fruits. It can be served alone, possibly sweetened slightly, such as a raspberry coulis with vanilla ice cream. A vegetable coulis can also be used as a base for other dishes, like soups or sauces. Fruit coulis can be combined with or folded into other ingredients, like a mousse, and served for dessert.
With spring and summer fruits and vegetables coming in to season, I was excited to try this attachment. It purees and strains the juices from the fruit and vegetables at the same time. Adapted from a recipe in the instruction booklet, I made a Grape and Strawberry Yogurt Parfait. The texture was that of a drinkable yogurt. With fresh and beautiful strawberries from Florida, this was delightful.
I created a layered parfait and used my favorite non-fat Greek yogurt as the first layer, a combination of the same yogurt, red seedless grapes, strawberries, and a small amount of honey to sweeten the mixture as the second layer, and the strawberry coulis as the topping. It was light, refreshing, and had just the right amount of tanginess (from the plain yogurt) and sweetness from the natural fruit juices and honey. It would be perfect for a light breakfast, lunch, or dessert. You might even get a fussy eater (like your children or Mr. B) to enjoy it. Mr. B actually liked this so much that he ate the whole thing and asked for more. 🙂
If you own a Magimix food processor, this is another way to utilize equipment that you already have, rather than buying another appliance that ultimately fills the basement shelves. I enjoyed these two creations so much you might find that even I (the steak eater) start to feature a few more juice drinks and coulis recipes, especially with the warmer months ahead.
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Grape and Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits
If you are making this recipe without the juicer and coulis attachments, you can can still prepare a fruit coulis. Process the fruit in your food processor and the strain the liquids through a fine sieve.
10 1/2 ounces fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1 large bunch red seedless grapes, washed and removed from the stalks
17.6 ounces (1 large container) of Fage non-fat yogurt, plus more for layering parfait
3 1/2 ounces 2% milk
2 teaspoons honey
Whole, fresh strawberries for garnish
Prepare a strawberry coulis using either the Magaimix attachments or with a regular food processor. (If you are using a regular food processor, you will need to then strain the liquids through a fine sieve.) Set aside about 3 1/2 ounces of the strawberry coulis, cover, and refrigerate.
Prepare the grape coulis in the same manner. Set aside about 3 1/2 ounces of the grape coulis, cover, and refrigerate.
Whisk the remaining coulis mixtures into the yogurt, milk, and honey and combine until smooth. The texture will be similar to a drinkable yogurt. Cover and chill for about an hour.
Take 4 to 6 short glasses and put a layer of plain yogurt on the bottom of each. Top with a generous amount of the yogurt and fruit mixture. Top each with either the strawberry or grape coulis or a combination of both. Garnish the glass with a fresh strawberry. Enjoy immediately!
This looks positively awesome! Yum!
Mmmm does this look good! I don’t eat diet food just to eat diet food and I don’t drink smoothies if they don’t taste like dessert! This parfait looks so much like dessert well I would eat it all up, too! I dream of owning a Robot Coupe….
I love my Magimix by Robot-Coupe food processor. It’s one of my favorite appliances in the kitchen.
BTW, this smoothie does taste just like a dessert, but it’s also not overly sweet, which is the way we prefer desserts.
Looks great! It must be very delicous, mmmm…
Oh my word, I need to get this Magimix. It can take up all my counter space with pleasure! Great post!
LOL! Thanks, Maria. You should ask for one for Christmas. 🙂
We all know that having a nourishing glass of either fruit or vegetable juice every morning helps make our day. No doubt, yours was a great review of this excellent juicer – Magimix. keep it up.
Thanks for your post! I am considering the magimix so I found the info you posted very helpful. I have two questions for you:
1. Have you ever tried making almond or peanut butter with it? I have an old Cuisinart and to get my butters smooth the machine has to work for like 10 minutes and I’m afraid I’ll burn the motor.
2. When you juice does it leave such large pieces of fruit/leaves in the basket like in the picture above? (It looks like the apples were in huge chunks.) Did your juicer extract more out of the fruit and veggies?
3. Have you ever tried grinding flour from wheat berries?
To answers your questions:
1. I made peanut butter in another food processor (an older Cuisinart) and yes, it does take a few minutes to get it completely smooth. If you are worried about burning up the motor, I would pulse it rather than run the motor constantly. It will take longer, but it’s easier on the motor. The Magimix Robot-Coupe is a heavy duty food processor, so I would not be worried about making nut butters in this food processor. They are designed to be a workhorse in the kitchen. With that said, pulsing in between running the motor at full tilt is not a bad thing to do anyway.
2. Yes, there are some large pieces of fruit and vegetable skins and pulp that get left behind in order to extract the juice. A good juicer will extract a bit more, but there still is quite a bit “leftover” that is separated from the juice. Our juicer has a big wastebasket that is attached and it fills with the skins, seeds, peels, etc. If you already have the Magimix food processor or are considering purchasing it, this attachment would do a nice job without having to purchase an additional machine. If you think you are going to juice quite a bit for health reasons (every day or several times a day), then you might want to look at a good juicer, too.
3. I have not made flour from wheat berries, but would prefer to do it with a grain mill. To make it in larger quantities, I would not want to use the food processor, but I’m sure to do it for a small amount would be fine. Once again, I would use the pulsing mode until the grains were chopped fine and then go ahead and run the motor to finish until the flour is smooth.
I hope this helps.