Chocolate, Vanilla & Pomegranate Chia Parfaits

Chia Pudding

You might think that chia pudding is only for breakfast or snacks, but this recipe takes chia pudding to a new level of flavor, texture and elegance.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword chia, chia seeds, chocolate, cocoa, maple syrup, pomegranate, vanilla
Servings 4

Ingredients

Chocolate Chia Pudding Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Vanilla Chia Pudding Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened cashew or macadamia nut milk
  • 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Chocolate Chia Pudding: Place all ingredients in a jar with a metal whisk ball and shake until well blended. After 15 minutes repeat shaking to make sure all seeds are incorporated into liquid mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Keeps for 3 days.

  2. Vanilla Chia Pudding: Place all ingredients in a jar with metal whisk ball and shake until well blended. After 15 minutes shake again to make sure all seeds are incorporated into liquid mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Keeps for 3 days.

  3. Remove blender balls from chia pudding mixtures. Select small clear glasses or bowls. Starting with the chocolate chia pudding, place 1/4 cup or less, of pudding in the bottom of a clear glass or bowl, then add a 1/4 cup of vanilla chia pudding on top of that, finish with a layer of chocolate chia pudding. Do 2 parfaits in this order and 2 parfaits starting with vanilla pudding, then adding chocolate pudding and finishing with vanilla. Top parfaits with a layer of pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh mint.

    While chia pudding makes a fun dessert with benefits, it also makes a healthy breakfast. Chia seeds are a good source of essential fatty acids, fiber and protein. I recommend making the parfaits in small glasses because they are rich and filling.