Blueberry Chia Parfait (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Makes 1 parfait
This blueberry chia parfait is the perfect healthy treat to make and enjoy this summer. It is loaded with fresh, juicy blueberries and is naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Chia seeds are a nutrient dense superfood rich in fiber, calcium, and essential fatty acids. When the chia seeds are mixed with blueberry milk and chilled in the fridge, it creates a creamy pudding with a texture similar to tapioca pudding. These parfaits make for a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert and can be made with only 5 simple ingredients.

½ cup blueberries
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp. maple syrup
3 tbsp. chia seeds
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk yogurt

1. Add almond milk and 2 tablespoons of blueberries to a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add chia seeds, blueberry milk, and maple syrup to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Cover bowl and let chill in the fridge for 3 hours.
3. Remove chia pudding from the fridge and mix in the remaining blueberries. Layer chia pudding and coconut yogurt into a glass. Garnish with fresh blueberries. Serve immediately and enjoy!


By Tiffany Wu / Guest Blogger

Tiffany is a student at JMU, majoring in dietetics. Her family owned a Chinese restaurant when she was growing up, so her passion for food and cooking began at an early age. She especially likes creating delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.