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Chia Seed Parfait

by Marissa on April 2, 2012

One of the things I love most about cooking is not just creating recipes, but assembling recipes!

The chia seed parfait I created this morning was less about cooking and more about putting the pieces together like a puzzle.

I just used what I had in my kitchen to create this breakfast treat. And if you make it in a mason jar, it travels well too!

I probably don’t have to remind you what a nutritional powerhouse chia seeds are, but just in case, here it is:

This tiny super food is one of the richest plant-based sources of Omega 3 and is also packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants.

Here’s what’s in my chia parfait. Tell me, what’s in yours?

  • Chia puddingget the recipe. For plain chia pudding, just omit the cacao
  • Blueberry sauce– 1/4 c frozen blueberries, add a small amount of water and a small amount of sweetener (coconut sugar) in a pot, bring to a boil then reduced to a simmer
  • 1/2 Banana, sliced
  • Pineapple, diced
  • Shredded coconut
  • Raw buckwheat granola –  leftover from my breakfast at Le Pain Quotidian this weekend. Any granola will do

How you layer the ingredients is up to you. I wanted my concoction creamy today so I used extra coconut cream.

Get creative and then have fun eating your art!

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