Tropical green tea chia parfait

For The Chia Pudding

For The Layers & Mango Yoghurt Topping

  • ½ tsp. maple syrup or 1/8 tsp. stevia
  • 5-6 tbsp. chocolate granola
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • For the Topping: 10 tbsp. yoghurt of choice (I love coconut and soy yoghurt)
  • 4 tsp. dried mango powder
  • ½ tsp. Vitalising superpowder

Looking for a light summery breakfast or healthy snack? How about a tropical green tea chia parfait?

Just imagine layers of sweet mango, chocolate granola, cool creamy chia pudding, sliced banana, juicy blueberries topped with mango yoghurt, a luscious passion fruit sauce, crunchy cacao nibs and pumpkin seeds. Yum!

I know some people are not crazy on the texture of chia pudding; saying it is a little like rice pudding (or frog spawn!), but if you layer it up with different textures, it really works well!

I love making chia parfaits; they always look so pretty yet they are so easy and quick to make and it is also fun assembling them with the kids.

The most time consuming bit is simply soaking your chia seeds for 6 hrs overnight with your milk of choice (i.e. hands off time really!). To bump up the nutritionals of the chia pudding, I love to add in some protein powder and some green tea powder.

 

Instructions

  1. Place all the chia pudding ingredients into a jar or bowl and mix well until no clumps remain. Cover and put in the fridge for 6-8hrs to allow the chia seeds to plump up and the whole mixture to thicken.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the yoghurt topping ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Now the fun begins! Get 2 glasses and fill with alternating layers of diced mango, chocolate granola, banana, blueberries and the green tea chia pudding. Finish off with a layer of the mango yoghurt.
  4. Drizzle the contents of half a passion fruit over each of the glasses and decorate with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs on top. Enjoy!