Chia seed, Fruit and Nut Parfait

Chia seed puddingOnce you decide to eat healthy it is amazing how over time eating healthy becomes a way of life and you don’t crave for sugary, empty calorie desserts anymore.  For me, fruits are the perfect dessert and give me the right amount of sweetness. The best part is that after I am done eating there are no guilt pangs. Just a very good healthy feeling and no bloating either 🙂 . Chia seed pudding is a very quick and easy way dessert especially if you top it with fruits and nuts. You can also have this for breakfast.

Chia seeds were native to south america and were much prized by the Aztecs and the Mayans for providing ‘energy and strength’.  Just a tiny amount of chia seeds pack a good nutritional punch. They contain fiber, protein, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. You can read more about their benefits here.

I added rose flavoring to the pudding this time and that took the pudding to another level altogether.

Linking to Throwback Thursday this week. And to Fiesta Friday where  Naina @ Spice in the City and Julianna @ Foodie On Board are the lovely co-hosts this week.

Chia seed, Fruit and Nut Parfait

  • Servings: Makes 2 servings
  • Time: about 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Super Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds and cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp honey or natural cane sugar
  • 2 drops of rose essence / vanilla extract
  • sliced fruits like kiwi or mixed berries
  • sliced almonds for topping

Method:

In a small bowl or a mug, soak the chia seeds in the almond milk for about 5 -7 minutes until they swell and form a jelly/thick pudding consistency. Add the rose essence/vanilla, honey or sugar and stir.

In a food processor pulse the almonds and cashew nuts to form a coarse powder.

In a serving glass, first spread a layer of the crushed nuts. Then add a layer of the chia seed pudding. Top with the fruit slices/berries.  Repeat layers as needed to fill up the glass.

Top with sliced almonds and serve immediately or chill for an hour before serving.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. chefjulianna says:

    What a healthy way to start the day! I am always looking for new breakfast dishes, and this one looks amazing! For that matter, i even have a bag of chia seeds in my pantry now! I am going to try your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FF! 😀

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    1. Indu says:

      thanks Julianna. Yes do try it – I think you will like it!

      Like

  2. You’ve really managed to make this look delectable! Yum! Thanks for bringing this by to Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

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    1. Indu says:

      ha ha thank you Mollie. 🙂

      Like

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