If you’re rushed in the morning, these Berry-luscious Chia Pudding Parfaits are the perfect make-ahead breakfast. Chia seeds have tons of healthy fat, which will help keep you full longer than a typical yogurt parfait. Top the chia pudding with your favorite berries and granola, and you’ll have an amazing breakfast that you’ll want to wake up for.
What makes this chia pudding “luscious”? Forager Cashew Milk. This cashew milk is creamy and dense, and unlike other non-dairy milks it doesn’t use emulsifiers to create a creamy consistency. Forager makes high-quality vegan products, free of unnecessary additives, so I always feel good using it in my recipes.
Now, let’s talk about chia seeds….
Health benefits of chia seeds
- Good source of omega-3 fatty acids, 1 ounce chia seeds= 5 grams omega-3 fat. Omege-3 fatty acids help contribute to higher cognitive function.
- Good source of fiber, 1 ounce chia seeds= 11 grams fiber. We all know what fiber is good for! ; )
- Good source of protein, 1 ounce chia seeds= 4 grams protein. This will help keep you full!
Why I love using chia seeds
Whenever I know I’ll be rushed in the morning, like when I need to catch the 4:40 am bus, I make a batch of chia seed pudding for breakfast the night before. I love that I can throw together a batch of chia seed pudding in 10 minutes and have a delicious, filling breakfast waiting for me in the morning. I also love that chia seeds are neutral in flavor, so almost any fruit I have on hand will taste good with them. Chia seeds also help to keep me feeling full longer. Whenever I have chia seed pudding for breakfast I’ll feel satiated for hours, not just an hour like when I have oatmeal or cereal for breakfast. Did I mention they were cheap? Because chia seeds are so dense in nutrients, they’re a super food worth paying for. Order chia seeds online to save even more, I like to buy most of my products on iHerb.- link to chia seeds. (You will receive 5% off your oder if you use the link, and I will get 5% off my next order. yay! )
- 2 cups Forager Cashew Milk
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- berries, as needed for topping
- ⅔ cup granola, for topping
- In a large bowl whisk together the cashew milk, frozen mixed berries, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, whisking occasionally to help the chia seeds absorb the milk evenly.
- Distribute pudding into two large containers. Top with berries and then granola. Refrigerate until ready to eat, will keep for 4 days.