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Vanilla Chia Parfait with Baby Kiwis

I’ve been seeing Chia everywhere lately, and have been looking more into it and have been super curious what to do with it especially after seeing chia drinks on the grocery store shelves. I’ve found out that making a chia parfait is a great gateway recipe into the world of chia seeds!

Chia parfait with a chia pudding and vanilla greek yogurt. Topped with honey, baby kiwis, and other fresh fruits. Makes a great quick and healthy breakfast!

If you’re not aware already, chia seeds aren’t just for making awesome haired plant pets. Which side note, I’ve never owned a chia pet, and am a little salty that I never had one as a kid.

Chia seeds when soaked in almond milk for about 20 minutes (even over night) get this amazing tapioca-like texture that is utterly amazing! Mix it in will a little vanilla greek yogurt with honey and you’re on to something.

Chia parfait with a chia pudding and vanilla greek yogurt. Topped with honey, baby kiwis, and other fresh fruits. Makes a great quick and healthy breakfast!

So chia parfaits normally consist of just a “chia pudding” which is your chia seed soaked in milk. Adding yogurt adds more flavor and a creamy texture to your parfait that I truely enjoy.

Chia parfait with a chia pudding and vanilla greek yogurt. Topped with honey, baby kiwis, and other fresh fruits. Makes a great quick and healthy breakfast!

But what I really need to talk to you about right now is something I stumbled upon at the grocery store the other day – Baby Kiwis. I never knew these existed but they’re awesome! They’re little bite-sized kiwis that you can cut up, or just pop right in your mouth. They have all the flavor or a full-sized kiwi, and are definitely fun to try!

Chia parfait with a chia pudding and vanilla greek yogurt. Topped with honey, baby kiwis, and other fresh fruits. Makes a great quick and healthy breakfast!

Parfaits are a simple breakfast or snack idea when you’re on the go, and chia pudding can stay in the fridge for up to 5 days, even with yogurt blended in like this. I made a heaping serving and have lots of fresh fruits ready to go. So this is one of our go to’s right now in the morning when we’re all running around getting ready for the day.

This is also a really good way to get chia seeds into your diet, adding good protein, omega 3 fatty acids and plenty of other great benefits.

Chia parfait with a chia pudding and vanilla greek yogurt. Topped with honey, baby kiwis, and other fresh fruits. Makes a great quick and healthy breakfast!

Vanilla Chia Parfait with Baby Kiwis

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 4 whole fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup baby kiwis
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp honey optional

Instructions

  • in a container, soak chia seeds and almond milk for about 20 minutes. This can also be done overnight.
  • mix in vanilla Greek yogurt and chia pudding, when ready to serve. Top with honey, baby kiwis and the rest of the fruit. Feel free to add other toppings as well like granola or coconut chips. Enjoy!

Chia parfait with a chia pudding and vanilla greek yogurt. Topped with honey, baby kiwis, and other fresh fruits. Makes a great quick and healthy breakfast!

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!