Heart healthy berries, chia seeds and flax seeds come together in this delicious and nutritious Chia Pudding Parfait dessert.
The weather here in Denver is stunning right now! I just took the pups on a walk wearing SHORTS because it’s literally 62 degrees outside. I don’t know about you, but warm weather and sun puts me in a special kind of mood 🙂
Now, let’s talk about these Strawberry Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfaits!
February is Heart Health Month (which is so appropriate because I consider it to be the month of love due to Valentine’s Day!), so I wanted to create a sweet recipe using heart healthy ingredients. (Because I love dessert and I love dessert even more when it’s good for me!)
Chia seeds and flax seeds are both good sources of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Berries (I picked strawberries and raspberries because of their red color) are high in polyphenols and anthocyanins, and are linked with heart health as well.
This treat is sweet enough for dessert, seriously delicious, and good for your heart! What more is there!?
If you love having a little something sweet after dinner, you could easily prep this in the morning or you could prep it on Sunday so it’s ready to go for the week.
Blend together the ingredients for the pudding (chia, almond milk, strawberries, raspberries, vanilla, maple syrup, sea salt).
Layer two glasses with the parfait in the following order from the bottom up – granola, cacao nibs, berries, chia pudding, granola, cacao nibs, berries.*
Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours for the chia and flax seeds to gel.
*I like my granola a little soft with the pudding, but if you want more crunch just wait to put the last bit of granola on top of each parfait until right before you serve. *For low FODMAP, make sure granola does not contain honey, apple juice, chicory root, inulin, wheat, or other high FODMAP ingredients.
This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content, but ingredients are used in amounts compliant with the Monash University App and guidelines. Please eat the foods that make you feel your best!