It has been a busy few weeks! I returned from my trip and ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon. It was perfect weather! I had my best time ever and felt great. I’m sure the healthy breakfasts I was eating in the weeks leading up to the race helped. 🙂
This Chia Seed Parfait is my new favorite breakfast. It is fast, easy, and filling. The chilled pudding is refreshing makes for a nice, light warmer weather breakfast. I love the cinnamon flavor, and best of all – no added sugar!
There are so many different ways to make chia seed pudding (I’m sure I’ll be posting more in the next few weeks). I tried this Chia Seed Parfait recipe for the first time while visiting my sister in Portland. We liked so much that we made it almost every day I was there.
The best thing about The Chia Seed Parfait is you can prep this the night before. One less thing to do in the morning! I also love to put it in mason jars and bring it to work for midday pick me up. I find that right around 3:30pm, I’m hungry and tired. I try to bring a little healthy snack. It helps give me the energy I need to finish the workday and do a workout when I get home.
Makes 2 chia seed parfaits
Time: Prep time – 5 minutes. Chill for 4 hours or overnight. 5 minute prep times in the morning.
1 cup almond milk (or vegan milk of your choice)
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 rip bananas
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 ½ cup of fruit of your choice (I have used pineapple, cantaloupe, and apple here. All are great!)
- The night before (or at least 4 hours before) whisk 1 cup of almond milk, 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, cinnamon and two mashed bananas together. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
What is your favorite thing to do with chia seeds?