These parfaits are the perfect breakfast, snack or treat! What I love the most abbot them is the contrast between different textures and flavours. I love the light sweetness of the chia pudding with the richness of the peanut butter and the sharp notes of the berry compote. These parfaits are also ideal to be made in advance for those rush mornings when you simply don’t have the time for breakfast or for keeping sweet snacks on hand.
To add extra goodness I have used Udo’s Choice Untimate Oil which is a blend of flax, sesame and sunflower seeds oils as well as oils from evening primrose, rice germ, oat germ and coconut. This oil is rich in omega 3-6-9 and is completely suitable for vegans.
Makes 2 jars
For the chia pudding layer:
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 teaspoon of Udo’s choice Ultimate Oil Blend
2 tablespoons of coconut yogurt or any yogurt of your choice
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla powder
For the berry compote:
2 cups of frozen blueberries or blackberries
A dash of water
Optional: 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or coconut sugar
For the yogurt layer:
About 3/4 cup of coconut yogurt or yogurt of your choice
About 3-4 tablespoon of peanut butter
I like to sprinkle some fresh berries and granola on top
Combine all the ingredients for the chia pudding into a bowl and using a whisk (helps to avoid lumps) mix everything together. Place a plate on top and leave it in the fridge for 1 hour to thicken up. You can also prepare it the night before.
To make the berry compote simply place the berries with a dash of water and the maple syrup (if using) into a pan and cook them a medium to low heat for 115-20 minutes. The berries sound start to fall apart and become like a jam kind of consistency. Don’t worry if it looks a bit runny it will thicken up during the cooling process.
Once the chia pudding is thick and creamy and the berry compote is cold assemble the parfaits.
Start with a thick layer of berry compote, then add about 2 tablespoons of the chia pudding, a layer of colony yogurt, the peanut butter, more berry compote and more chia pudding. Top with fresh berries and a sprinkle of granola and enjoy!
Store any leftovers in airtight container in the fridge for few days.