Breakfast chia pudding parfait

Breakfast chia pudding parfait – gluten free, dairy free, grain free, wheat free, refined sugar free, clean, vegetarian and paleo friendly.

Now that Summer is in full swing, we’re moving to lighter breakfasts. I have a delicious breakfast chia pudding for you that can be eaten from a jar parfait style or for a no fuss version, just eat straight from a bowl. This breakfast chia pudding parfait contains ripe, lucsious strawberries, bananas, juicy saltanas, crunchy walnuts and lashings of gorgeous golden honey. I’ve flavoured almond milk with vanilla, maple syrup and then added chia seeds to thicken the liquid.
It’s best to start this recipe the night before. Simply combine your chia seeds, milk and sweetener and leave in the fridge to chill overnight. Next morning, add whatever toppings you desire.

This is my last post for 2016. I’ll be heading off to New Zealand to spend Christmas and NYE with my sister Sandra and her family. We’ll fit in a spot of camping as well which I’m terribly excited about.
As for my e-cookbook, I’m at the stage of putting it all together and learning how to upload onto Amazon for kindle readers and apps. Technology can be a wonderful thing. You can upload a digital format of your book and start selling almost instantly.  It looks like Naked Chocolate will be released in January so I will have the time to polish it and have a high quality e-book for you to sink your teeth into.

I  want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my blog. When I first started I had no idea where this would take me. I just knew I had a passion I needed to share with the world and this passion has only grown stronger. I have learnt a lot along the way and I still have much to learn. I look forward to sharing more of my passion with you over the coming year.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and take care over the break.
Love, Tash x

merry-christmas

 

Why this is so good for you

Chia seeds are good for healthy hair, skin and nails, regulate bowel function, protect the body from aging and cancer, regulate insulin levels, prevent hypertension and help detoxify the body.

Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.

Bananas help combat depression, build strong bones, strengthen the nervous system, protect against type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, strengthen your blood, help regulate bowel movement, provide relief from acid reflux and heartburn and help prevent kidney cancer.

Strawberries stimulate the burning of stored fat, lower inflammation, lower risk of heart disease, improve bone health, help prevent skin from sagging , help grow strong hair and nails, lower risk of macular degeneration, reduce the risk of stroke and helps prevent constipation.

Sultanas reduce risk of heart attack, help filter toxins out of the blood, help eliminate constipation, help relieve indigestion and stomach irritation, reduce bad cholesterol, protect the body from infections and enhances brain health.

Walnuts reduce blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart attack, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer, help regulate sleep, reduce inflammation in the body, improve sperm quality and mobility, enhance memory and cognitive and motor functioning.

Honey helps reduce the risk of heart disease, reduces ulcers, reduces throat irritation, strengthens the immune system, enhances performance and topically can help treat infections.

Vanilla aids digestion, regulates blood sugar, reduces nervous tension, helps prevent PMS and keeps the heart strong.

 

 

Let’s create!

Breakfast chia parfait

Yield: Serves 2 (or 1 hungry person)

Ingredients

    Pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • To serve
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • Handful of strawberries, sliced
  • Handful of walnuts, chopped
  • Handful of saltanas
  • Honey, to drizzle
  • Optional: Rolled quinoa flakes

Instructions

  1. The night before, combine pudding ingredients in a bowl.
  2. The next morning, scoop out some pudding into 2 small jars, layering with bananas, honey, walnuts, sultanas and more pudding. Top with strawberries, extra sultanas, some rolled quinoa flakes, more walnuts and a last drizzle of honey.
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