Heart healthy berries, chia seeds and flax seeds come together in this delicious and nutritious Chia Pudding Parfait dessert.
The weather here in Denver is stunning right now! I just took the pups on a walk wearing SHORTS because it’s literally 62 degrees outside. I don’t know about you, but warm weather and sun puts me in a special kind of mood 🙂
Now, let’s talk about these Strawberry Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits!
February is Heart Health Month (which is so appropriate because I consider it to be the month of love due to Valentine’s Day!), so I wanted to create a sweet recipe using heart healthy ingredients. (Because I love dessert and I love dessert even more when it’s good for me!)
Chia seeds and flax seeds are both good sources of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Berries (I picked strawberries and raspberries because of their red color) are high in polyphenols and anthocyanins, and are linked with heart health as well.
This treat is sweet enough for dessert, seriously delicious, and good for your heart! What more is there!?
If you love having a little something sweet after dinner, you could easily prep this in the morning or you could prep it on Sunday so it’s ready to go for the week.Heart healthy Strawberry Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfait Click To Tweet
If you try this Chia Pudding Parfait, tag me on instagram with #trebleinthekitchen so I can see!
- For the Pudding:
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp flax meal
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- pinch of sea salt
- For the Parfait Layers:
- ¼ cup granola, divided
- 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
- ¼ cup frozen raspberries
- ¼ cup frozen strawberries, chopped
- Blend together the ingredients for the pudding (chia, flax, almond milk, strawberries, raspberries, vanilla, maple syrup, sea salt).
- Layer two glasses with the parfait in the following order from the bottom up - granola, cacao nibs, berries, chia pudding, granola, cacao nibs, berries.*
- Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours for the chia and flax seeds to gel.
This recipe is made from low FODMAP ingredients, but has not been tested for FODMAP content.
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Question of the Day:
- Are you a warm weather or cold weather person?! (or both!)