Chia Berry Almond Parfait

Chia seeds thicken into a pudding, making creating the base for this healthy parfait.  Layers of fresh berries and toasted almonds offer natural sweetness and crunchy texture.  Make a vegan recipe of this on the weekend for quick and easy dairy-free breakfasts all week.  Packed with healthy Omega-3 fat and antioxidants, this makes for a nutritious morning.

EASY       Servings: 2   Ready In: 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 tbsp. sliced almonds
1 1/2 cup Almond Coconut Milk blend
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup blueberries


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Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F

To make the parfait: Toast the almonds in a 350F oven for 5-7 minutes, until golden. Remove and let cool. 
In a medium bowl, combine the Almond Coconut milk, chia, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir well for about 30 seconds. Set aside for about 10 minutes. 
While the chia sets, slice your strawberries and clean you blueberries. 
After about 10 minutes, the chia will thicken into a pudding-like consistency. 

Assemble parfait by layering: Chia, berries, chia, berries, chia. Finish with the toasted almonds. 

Chef's tip: Use different fruits and nuts for the various layers, depending on your tastes and the market's selection. Peach Pecan, Broiled Pineapple with Coconut, and Cherry Walnut would all taste great.

Yields: 2 Parfait

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (1 parfait).


Calories 298.77
Calories From Fat (44%) 131.14
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15.44g 24%
Saturated Fat 1.39g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 142.93mg 6%
Potassium 484.89mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 35.47g 12%
Fiber 18.22g 73%
Sugar 10.96g
Protein 8.59g 17%
Calcium 50.04mg 5%
Iron 429.02mg 2383%
Vitamin A 51.64IU 1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg <1%


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