Recipes

Chia Seed Parfait with Peaches

June 26, 2017

I grew up eating my grandma’s homemade chocolate pudding. She served it warm and it was delightful. The first time my, now husband, had it when we were dating he thought it was the weirdest thing because it was warm. I’m not sure if it’s a common thing or not to serve homemade chocolate pudding warm but I thought it was great.

Since the way I used to eat and the way I eat now are completely different, I strive to re-create some of my favorite recipes in a way that is much more nutritious. Chia seeds are a superfood that are nutrient dense and make a great, healthy pudding. Once they soak in liquid, they become gel-like creating a very similar texture to my grandma’s pudding. Recent research has found that the chia seed benefits are even greater than we realized. Benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles and more. Now they have even been linked to healing diabetes.

This pudding is one of my favorite desserts and can be made many different ways. I added fresh peaches but any type of berries or even chocolate would go great with this. If you are vegan, you can substitute the honey for maple syrup. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Chia Seed Parfait with Peaches

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • granola

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine milk, honey and dates and blend until mostly smooth. There will be a few chunks of dates left after blending. Using a fine strainer to remove the leftover dates, pour the milk mixture into a medium size bowl.
  2. Mix the milk and chia sees together and allow to sit for a minute or two. Stir again to remove any clumping. Put in the refrigerator for about 2 hours (longer if possible). Once the pudding is ready, the mixture will be thick and creamy.
  3. In a bowl layer pudding, fruit and granola. Serve at room temperature or cold. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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2 Comments

  • Reply Alicia@ Eco Natural Soap July 9, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    We love peaches and this looks so good!

    • Reply melissahaithcock July 13, 2017 at 11:48 AM

      Thank you! Let me know how it turns out if you have the chance to make it 🙂

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