January 16, 2017 by Living Girl Living Foods
These out of the mug treats are becoming more popular within the last three years or so. I have a simple recipe without requiring many ingredients or too many kitchen gadgets. They make delicious treats, desserts, or in my case they make a divine breakfast. It doesn’t take much work but a little preparation is required for the chia seeds to create a pudding.
Part of the how and why of being able to make layers is the chia pudding has a fat source from milk, and the fruit is blended or mashed enough to match its consistency. Chia pudding needs to sit for 8 hours in the fridge or preferably over night to help the chia seeds get a coating or goo. Once the chia seeds have this layering, they are easier to digest, they may help with feeling satiated and yes it helps with getting that pudding thickness.
If you do not have a blender to make the fruit flayers, you could use a fork and mash your fruit, or a food processor. If you don’t want to use coconut milk, almond milk, hemp milk and so on, your preferred source will work with the same measurements. Here is a link to all of my current alternative milk recipes. You also could use mango, mixed berries, pineapple instead of strawberries but please make sure they are frozen to create thickness and ice.
Vanilla Chia Pudding Strawberry Parfait
Serves 2 (more or less depends on how thick you make your layers)
Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding
2 cups Coconut Milk or your preferred milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or one fresh vanilla bean
1/3 cup chia seeds
Please let this soak for 8 hours or over night. Once you mix the chia and milk together, it will need to be stirred and most likely it will clump up and will need to be stirred again. Depending on your milk choice, this recipe may need an extra sweetener like stevia drops.
2 cups frozen strawberries
1/3 cup Coconut Milk or your preferred milk
Optional, 1 cube of frozen banana or two cubes of mango for extra thickness
Blend or mash this, a food processor could be used too.
To serve, alternate layering pudding and fruit layer in a mason jar. You could top the container with chopped nuts, coconut shreds, granola, seeds, cacao nibs, cinnamon, fresh berries…the ideas keep going haha.
Want to know a bit more about chia seeds?
Chia seeds are in fact the ch-ch-chia plant seeds, chia plants are the seeds sprouted. If you are like me, and grains do not digest well chia seeds are a great replacement for dietary purposes. They are high in fiber, calcium, protein and Omega-3 & 6. Chia seeds can assist with lowering triglycerides and supporting healthy cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure and heart disease, anti-inflammatory activity and has liver-protective properties.
I hope this post findings you doing well and inspired to try this recipe out. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉