Summer is approaching fast! Are you ready for the swimsuit season? Honestly, I am not too looking forward to that heat, let alone showing my floppy arms and chubby thighs. Quite frankly, I love food too much to get on a "diet", any diet! I am not the girl who can starve herself to lose a few pounds, sorry! Sorry is for those people around me who have to endure seeing my chubby legs and floppy arms!
On the other hand, I try to eat lighter or healthier whenever I could, especially when I am desperate to get my body somewhat ready for the summer clothes. Key word here is "try"! My solution? I created this Chia Seeds Pudding Parfait for breakfast! It's packed with yummy goodness, vitamins, protein, and fiber that I need. It's so filling that you'll feel full and satisfy without the guilt! Best of all, it looks as good as dessert, and I can definitely eat this as dessert too!
It's super easy to prepare as well. All you need is soaking the chia seeds ahead of time. You can even do that the night before to save time. I used almond milk in my recipe. But you can use anything you like, soy milk, regular milk, etc. I love the flavor of almond milk and that's what I have on hand, making this a vegan friendly recipe, too.
Check out the video tutorial below to see how I made it.
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This is my latest favorite breakfast item. What is yours? I can always use more tips and ideas. Can't wait to hear from you.
Tools and Ingredients Used:
Chia Seeds (click here for more information)
Organic Almond Milk (Click here for more information)
Tall Parfait Glasses (Click here for more information)
Chia Seed Pudding Parfait:
Makes: 2 servings
1/4 cup Chia Seeds
1 cup organic vanilla almond milk**
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup toasted almond slices
1/4 cup toasted pistachios
In a large bowl, place chia seeds and almond milk together and give them a quick stir. Cover and soak for at least one hour. You can place in the fridge to soak overnight.
When ready to serve, place strawberry slices on the bottom of 2 tall glasses. Spoon 2 tablespoon of chia seed pudding into the cup. Then, layer with banana slices and raspberries. Layer more strawberry slices around the glasses and spoon more chia seed pudding in the middle. Top with almonds and pistachios and enjoy!
**Note: I used a vanilla flavored almond milk in this recipe which is slightly sweetened. If you use unsweetened ones, you can stir in some honey or agave, to taste, after soaking the chia seeds.