Chia seeds are so tiny, but their benefits are so big! They are one of the healthiest superfoods which also makes them so popular when it comes to healthy and clean eating.
You will meet chia seeds in many restaurants that sell healthy food, starting from breakfast to desserts, and in this article we are showing you ten super easy and very delicious chia seed parfait recipes. Most of them just take minutes to be ready and just few ingredients as well! Check them out and prepare your favorite recipe for breakfast.
1. Dulce De Leche Chia Seed Parfait
Ready in 10 minutes, this parfait is going to be the perfect breakfast or dessert anytime you feel like eating something sweet. It’s also budget – friendly, because you only need six ingredients to get this super tasty parfait – ⅔ cups chia seeds, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 4 Tbsp La Lechera Dulce De Leche, ½ cup halved strawberries and ¼ cup granola. If you haven’t tried the Dulce de Lece dessert so far, then it’s definitely the time to do so!
2. Chia Seed Pudding Parfait with Candied Oranges
For this parfait you need 1 cup milk of choice, 4 tbsp chia seeds, zest from ½ lemon and 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup. What makes this chia seed parfait so special are the candied oranges. In case you haven’t tried preparing candied fruit, it is really easy, for this recipe you’ll need 2 oranges, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. When your parfait is all ready, it’s time for some toppings, such as coconut flakes, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds.
3. Pina Colada Chia Parfait
Are you a fan of pina colada? If so, you can make a healthier and more delicious version of it – a breakfast chia seed parfait. For this recipe, you need 1/2 cup chia seeds, 1 can (13.66 fl ounces) full fat coconut milk, 1 tbs butter, 1 tsp brown sugar, 1 cup pineapple and 1/4 cup sweetened toasted coconut shred. It will take you 20 minutes in total, making it a great choice when you don’t have much time for cooking.
4. Chia Seeds & Muesli Breakfast Parfait
You might want to consider having this recipe when you’re in such a hurry, because it takes just five minutes to be ready and five ingredients as well to prepare it. Make sure you have 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup muesli, 1 cup chopped mangoes and 1/2 cup berries. But, before you start preparing your parfait, you need stir together the milk and the chia seeds for few hours or overnight.
5. On-the-Go Chia Seed Breakfast Parfait
It just takes minutes to put all the ingredients together and have such delicious and healthy breakfast! This is just another recipe that will be quite helpful during those days when you’re super busy, but want to eat clean. For this parfait, you need 3 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in almond milk, organic dark frozen cherries, raw pepitas, more almond milk and organic frozen blueberries. If you want to, you can add a spoon of almond butter on top.
6. Coconut Chia Seed Parfait with Summer Berries
This is perfect for anyone who likes the combination of berries and coconut, because this parfait is all about that! Make sure you have the needed ingredients – 1 can/400 ml coconut milk, ½ cup/125 ml soy, almond or dairy milk, 6 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp sweetener, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup raspberries and ½ cup blueberries. It’s really healthy thanks to the berries and the chia seeds, so feel free to indulge fully in this pleasure.
7. Pomegranate Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Parfait
We’re sure that all pomegranate lovers would love to try this chia seed parfait. You need 2 cups almond milk or other milk of your choice, 1/2 cup whole chia seeds, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (for sweetness) and 1 large pomegranate, seeded. You can keep it in the fridge for four days and trust us – this is one really healthy, delicious breakfast!
8. Pear, Almond Granola and Chia Parfait
Unlike the rest on the list, this parfait needs more time, so you might want to prepare it during weekends or whenever you have the time for that. For the chia pudding, you need 1/2 cup chia seeds, 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons date sugar (or other preferred sweetener) and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. For the granola, you need 1 cup chopped almonds, 3 cups old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup date sugar (or brown sugar), 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 cup liquid sweetener and 2 tablespoons flax seed + 3 tablespoons water. Make sure you have two pears as well.
9. Chocolate Chia Mousse Parfaits
Time for some chocolate! For this parfait, you need 2 cups coconut milk, ⅓ cup chia seeds, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 Stevia packets, 1 cup vanilla granola, 2 cups whipping cream, 1 tsp orange extract and ½ cup pomegranate arils. The preparation time of the parfait is 15 minutes, but before that it needs few hours to refrigerate in order to thicken.
10. Banana Cacao Chia Seed Pudding Parfait
Here’s another super easy recipe ready in 10 minutes. It’s perfect for every chocolate lover! Here are the ingredients that you need – 2 ripe bananas (the riper the better), ½ cup chia seeds, 2 cups milk of your choice, ½ tsp vanilla extract, 1-2 tbsp sweetener of your choice, 1 tbsp cacao powder and 2 tbsp cacao nibs. Soon you’ll be eating this parfait not just for breakfast, but for dessert as well!