Pineapple and Orange Fluff Parfait {Skinny, Gluten Free and Vegan Options}

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This beautiful layered parfait is basically an ambrosia copycat. I had no idea what ambrosia was until a few years ago when I encountered the strange concoction at a BBQ. I spotted a large glass bowl billowing with white fluffy fluff stuff, dotted with orange and yellow bits- What the heck is that I asked? “Oh that’s ambrosia- just try it,” was the reply. Which I did, as I’m usually up for trying just about anything! I was love at first bite- sweet, light, and airy, with bits of orange, pineapple, coconut and occasional marshmallow that was soft and melty. So of course I got the recipe- it was made with whip topping (I’m a big fan!), sour cream (weird, right?), canned pineapple and orange chunks, shredded sweetened coconut and marshmallow. It was so amazing but also basically a WHOLE LOTTA SUGAR!

So I went out and made my own- and it’s guilt free, made with clean ingredients, and oh so yummy! First I use fresh pineapple and oranges to avoid the sweetened canned fruit, and I used TruWhip for the whip topping (which I found at Whole Foods, but is also at most grocery stores), vanilla yogurt (you can use soy or coconut based yogurt),“clean” marshmallow (also at Whole Foods- I used Dandies brand), and all natural/unsweetened shredded coconut. The fresh oranges and pineapple are loaded with vitamin C to provide a wonderful immune boost. I have a entire post that shares all the health benefits of pineapple- click HERE to read! And HERE is another great article on the health benefits of pineapple by Ambrosia Ingredients

This takes 5 minutes to put together- quick, easy and so good!

My Cuisinart Immersion blender comes with a small food processor attachment which is soooo handy for small quick jobs like this. That way I don’t have to bring out the “big gun” and have a lot more clean up. I highly recommend and you can order it via Amazon HERE (its the last item on my “Shop My Pantry Page”).

Pinnaple Ambrosia Blender

Pineapple Fluff Collage


Pineapple and Orange Fluff Parfait {Skinny, Gluten Free and Vegan Options}

Pineapple and Orange Fluff Parfait- skinny, clean, gluten fee and vegan options

  • 1 cup of pineapple and oranges (cut into small pieces)
  • ¼ cup of vanilla yogurt of choice (greek, coconut, etc)
  • ¾ cup of whip topping (I used TruWhip, or you can use whipped coconut creme as an alternative)
  • ½ cup of marshmallows (I used Dandies’ Brand- gluten free and vegan)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  1. Use a food processor to chop up the pineapple and oranges until they are small ⅛” chunks.
  2. In a bowl mix together the yogurt, whip topping, marshmallows, and coconut.
  3. Layer a few tablespoons of fruit, then the whip mixtures, one on top of each other in a mason jar or other glass bowl. This make one large personal serving.


  1. Gonna try this but might have to break a little of the health laws and use some marshmallow Fluff – memories of childhood!

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