This festive Chia pudding parfait is perfect for breakfast, brunch and even as a healthy dessert. You can easily play around with the toppings and get creative decorating them with different fruits & nuts.
Known for their health benefits, chia seeds are rich in essential fatty acids (especially omega 3’s), high in natural plant fibre, and a good source of plant protein and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and manganese. They’re absolutely amazing for the digestive system, help boost energy levels, stabilise blood sugar levels, all while also nourishing our beauty bits – our hair, skin & nails.
If you’re not a fan of straight up chia pudding, I dare you to try this version which calls for a little added yogurt. Adding the yogurt completely changes the texture of chia pudding, making it creamier and less gooey in consistency. If you’re dairy free, coconut yogurt is a great alternative. It is naturally sweetened with a raspberry compote, which is a simple mix of raspberries, freshly squeezed orange juice, and more chia seeds, which helps it thicken up nicely, giving it a nice thick consistency.
|Chia Pudding Parfait With Raspberry Compote|| |
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 2 cups plant milk (unsweetened)
- 2 tsp natural sweetener (coconut sugar/raw honey)
- 4-6 tbsp Greek or coconut yogurt (or more if you prefer)
- 4 cups frozen raspberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- splash orange juice (or water)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Strawberries & blueberries
- Chopped almonds
- Desiccated coconut
- Place raspberries, orange juice (or water), vanilla, in a pan and bring to a gentle boil.
- Reduce to medium and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, allowing some of the liquid to evaporate
- Remove from heat and transfer to a glass bowl or jar. Add chia seeds and stir gently until mixture starts to thicken up. Leave to cool in the fridge for 10-15 mins.
- In a bowl combine chia seeds, sweetener of your choice, and plant milk. Stir with a spoon until the mixture starts to thicken up. Leave for 20-25 mins (or overnight) until it thickens up to a pudding-like consistency.
- Once set, pour the chia pudding into small glasses, layer with yogurt and raspberry sauce, and top with berries, nuts and coconut before serving. Keep well in the fridge for 2 days.