My latest current obsession is chia seed pudding and overnight oats. I’ve seen many pictures of both dishes all over the internet and was intrigued by the hype. I initially prepared the chia seed pudding for my client, who has recently decided to go vegan. When I tried a bite of the breakfast, I immediately fell in love. I had a scoop of only the pudding, no fancy toppings or fruit, and it was still delicious. After that bite, I started to make my own creations for my breakfast, including this strawberry banana chia seed pudding parfait with peanut butter granola. If you were hesitant about trying the pudding before, trust me, after this parfait, you won’t go back!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Who would have thought that the once-popular chia pets would now become popular for their health benefits! Chia seeds are incredibly beneficial to your health, providing a high source of protein, polyunsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. It’s great for vegan and Paleo diets since they are gluten-free; chia seeds can even be used in replace of eggs for certain baked goods! One of my favorite qualities of chia seed puddings is that they are incredibly filling. You only need a small amount to keep you satisfied for the day.
The chia seeds soak up a good amount of liquid, plumping up over several hours. Remember to stir the milk and seed mixture occasionally to allow the seeds on top to soak enough liquid.
There are so many different ways you can prepare your pudding but I love the combination of strawberry, banana and peanut butter. Ever have a strawberry jam and peanut butter sandwich with sliced bananas? Well, the idea is the same, without the bread. The granola itself is highly addictive; pair it with the other ingredients and you have one delicious breakfast. I enjoyed this strawberry banana chia seed pudding parfait with peanut butter granola every day and can still go for more!
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