Shine On Parfait
Never tried chia pudding? Here’s your chance! Chia Pudding Parfaits made with fresh peaches and granola is such a delicious dish. It’s become one of those recipes that really “sticks” with me, ya know? And by that I mean it keeps me full all morning AND makes me think as soon as it’s over, “I want to eat that for breakfast again tomorrow!” So I took a basic chia recipe I created for my kids and adapted it with fresh summer peaches, berries, and granola. You could, of course, top it however you prefer.
If I haven’t convinced you yet to try chia pudding based on look and taste alone, consider what a nutritional powerhouse chia seeds are (in addition to just being plain fun and a little weird). These tiny little seeds are stocked with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and dietary fiber.
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey, agave or stevia
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 2 medium-size fresh peaches, sliced
- Assortment of berries, fruits, seeds, and nuts for topping
- 1 1/3 cups granola
In a medium bowl, whisk almond milk, honey and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon until smooth. Whisk in chia seeds; refrigerate overnight (for best results, stir mixture again 1 hour after refrigerating to redistribute any chia seeds that may have settled).
When ready to serve, layer chia seeds over a layer of greek yogurt topped with granola and strawberries. You can add sliced peaches and any assortment of berries, fruits, and coconut evenly among 4 glasses or bowls. I topped my chia pudding parfait off with kiwi, blackberries, bee pollen, coconut flakes, strawberry, mulberries, pomegranate, peaches, and goji berries.