Chia Seed Power Bowl

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I've been obsessed with making chia seed pudding lately. I like to prep it the night before, and let it sit overnight to eat after my workout in the morning. It's really simple to make, and you can add different fruits, nuts, and seeds inside the pudding or as toppings. 

I usually just use chia seeds and almond milk, but this time I also mixed in some of Loni Jane's "Flat Tummy Superfood Burcher" recipe as well. 

Chia seeds are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and iron. All nutrients that we really need to incorporate in our diets daily. I love eating this post workout or as a midday snack. I've also been adding Kite Hill's new almond milk greek yogurt on top, which makes it extra creamy! 

I hope you enjoy this Chis Seed Power Bowl recipe, and let me know what toppings you like mixing into yours!


Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

Chia seed pudding:

Toppings:


1. Mix together all of the chia seed pudding ingredients.

2. Pour your chia seed into a sealed jar/container and let it sit in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. 

3. When your chia seed pudding has thickened, pour some of the mixture into a bowl. 

4. Add toppings and enjoy!

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Parfait with Whipped Cream

This parfait is definitely a crowd pleaser. You can make this easily ahead of time and assemble it in the morning. I honestly couldn't stop adding layers to this recipe, and every component just added more and more flavor. My mouth is watering just thinking about how delicious is came out!

I love the mixture of the coconut and fresh strawberries together, and the lemon zest really brings out the tart strawberry flavor. 

Chia seeds are super filling, so eating this in the morning will be sure to have you feeling full for a while…and you'll probably be wishing you had room for another parfait..but if you have leftovers you'll have something to look forward to tomorrow morning!

The best part about making chia seed pudding is that you pre-make it the night before so its ready to go when you wake up. 

This parfait is packed full of layers and has tons of flavor and texture! You can even serve this as a dessert. It is naturally sweet, and super healthy! 



Makes 2 Serving

Ingredients: 

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk from can (use condensed coconut milk on top) 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries

1. Blend together the coconut milk, water, and strawberries until smooth. 

2. Mix together chia seeds and strawberry coconut mixture. 

3. Place pudding mixture in fridge overnight. 


Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 2/3 cup coconut milk from can (use condensed coconut milk on top)
  • 5 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix together using a high speed hand blender until the mixture becomes frothy and forms peaks. It takes about 5-10 minutes of blending on high speed.

2. Place whipped cream aside for assembly. 


Parfait


Assembly: 

1. In a jar, add a layer of the Purely Elizabeth granola on the bottom. 

2. Then add a layer of the strawberry coconut chia seed pudding. 

3. The next layer are the slices of fresh strawberry. 

4. Do steps 1-3 one more time, and then add one layer of strawberries on top. 

5. Place two generous dollops of the coconut whipped cream on top of the parfait. Sprinkle the toasted coconut flakes and lemon zest on top of the whipped cream. 

6. Dig in and enjoy!