Easy | Servings: 2 | Ready In: 15 minutes | Yield: 2 Parfaits
Chia seeds thicken into a pudding, making creating the base for this healthy parfait. Layers of fresh berries and toasted almonds offer natural sweetness and crunchy texture. Make a vegan recipe of this on the weekend for quick and easy dairy-free breakfasts all week. Packed with healthy Omega-3 fat and antioxidants, this makes for a nutritious morning or a mid-day snack.
How It’s Done
Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F.
To make the parfait: Place the almonds in a small baking pan and toast at 350 F oven for 5-7 minutes, until golden. Remove and let cool.
In a medium bowl, combine the Almond Coconut milk, chia, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir well for about 30 seconds. Set aside for about 10 minutes. While the chia sets, slice your strawberries and wash your blueberries. After about 10 minutes, the chia will thicken into a pudding-like consistency.
Assemble parfait by layering: Chia, berries, chia, berries, chia. Finish with the toasted almonds.
Chef Katie’s Tips:
Fruit and Nut Variations: Use different fruits and nuts for the various layers, depending on your tastes and the market’s selection. Peach Pecan, Broiled Pineapple with Coconut, and Cherry Walnut would all taste great.
Play with Spices: Cinnamon is an easy go-to spice, but experiment with other sweet spices. Cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and even a Pumpkin Pie spice mix would all taste great!
See how it’s done
Serving size: 1/2 of recipe (1 parfait)
Calories From Fat (44%) 131.14
% Daily Value
- Total Fat 15.44g 24%
- Saturated Fat 1.39g 7%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 142.93mg 6%
- Potassium 484.89mg 14%
- Total Carbohydrates 35.47g 12%
- Fiber 18.22g 73%
- Sugar 10.96g
- Protein 8.59g 17%
- Calcium 50.04mg 5%
- Iron 429.02mg 2383%
- Vitamin A 51.64IU 1%
- Vitamin C 0.2mg <1%