Chai Spiced Chia Parfait with Pumpkin

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Chai Spiced Chia Parfait with Pumpkin is the ultimate healthy dessert or you can enjoy it as a breakfast treat.

What are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are tiny and blackish grey. They are crunchy and can be eaten raw. The most common way to enjoy these little treasure is soaked for a minimum of one hour in milk, nut milk or water.

Why are Chia Seeds Good for You?

Chai Spiced Chia Parfait with Pumpkin

There are many great nutritional benefits in chia seeds. First, they are low-calorie and antioxidants. Antioxidants are very important because its a substance that prevents cell degeneration and decay. In other words, antioxidants help you look and feel younger.

Also, chia seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids which are polyunsaturated (meaning they have a carbon-carbon double bond.) According to the National Institute of Health, there are many different types of omega 3s, but research has heavily focused on alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fatty acids are most common in flax seeds, chia seeds, and fish.

What Does Chia Seed Parfait Taste Like?

The chia seeds itself taste bland. The magic of these seeds is when they absorb all the delicious flavor of the liquid it is submerged in. If you add it to chocolate, they will taste like chocolate, overall they have a neutral flavor.

how to make chia pumpkin parfait

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Chai Spiced Chia Pudding with Pumpkin
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia, glutenfree, healthysnack
Ingredients
Chia seed pudding
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups  coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chai tea powder from Oregon Chai Tea
Pumpkin vanilla bean puree
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 bean vanilla bean seeds (can substitute for 1 tbsp non-alcohol vanilla extract)
Options for toppings
  • Frozen or fresh blueberries
  • Coconut
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. in a medium-sized container, add the milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and mix until well incorporated. Store in the fridge for an hour or until all of the milk has been soaked up and the chia seeds become pudding-like.

  2. In another bowl, add the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla bean and mix well to combine.

  3. Add a scoop of the chia pudding to the bottom in your favorite glass and spread it uniformly through the bottom followed by a scoop of the pumpkin puree, repeat the process until the top of the glass is reached.

  4. Finally, top the parfait with your favorite toppings and serve immediately.

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