Introduction: Dairy-Free: Fresh Mango Chocolate Chia Parfait

About: Happy Sagi~

What do you do with your chia? I love mixing chia seeds into my smoothies and having chia pudding in the morning.

Mango chocolate chia parfait is truly divine. Layers of vanilla-infused mango chia pudding are draped in sweet chocolate chia layers to create a prefect breakfast, dessert ( or a yummy snack?!) that will have you furiously scooping. Full of flavor, very stratifying and lots of nutrition. It makes for a very light breakfast.

The recipe is a super simple dishes. I am using chia seeds, fruits and non-dairy milk to make an easy, healthy form of pudding which require no cooking! The pudding has very little added sweetener (if any, it's up to you) and lots of fibers and protein. Did you know that a tablespoon of chia seeds have about 6g of fiber and 3g of protein?

This chia parfait (奇异籽百汇布丁) is a snap to make. If you are pressed for time in the morning, just put them all together and let it come together overnight in the fridge. Here's the recipe I made last week. Enjoy!

Step 1: Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk.
3 tsp agave nectar or any liquid sweetener (i.e. maple syrup or raw honey).
1 tbsp cacao powder.
3 tbsp chia seeds.
A sprinkle of cinnamon.

1 ripe mango.
½ cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk.
1 tsp agave nectar or any liquid sweetener (i.e. maple syrup or raw honey).
1 tsp vanilla extract or half vanilla bean.
1 tbsp chia seeds.

GARNISH (optional):
Shaved chocolate.
Mango cubes.
Almond flakes.

Serves: 4

Step 2: Chocolate Pudding:

a. Combine almond milk, agave nectar, cacao powder, ground cinnamon and chia seeds in a glass.
b. Stir with folk until chia seeds are covered with the almond milk.
c. Cover the glass with a tight lid.
d. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 3: Use the Chef's Knife Cut the Mango.

a. 3/4 mango for pudding.
b. Cut the remaining mango into small cubes for mango layer and garnishing.

Step 4: Mango Pudding:

a. Place the 3/4 mango, almond milk into a blender.
b. Add in agave nectar and process into a smooth mango cream.
c. Pour the mixture in a glass container.
d. Add the vanilla extract/vanilla bean seeds.
e. Stir in chia seeds. Mix until well incorporated.
f. Cover with a tight lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate this for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 5: Now, You Have Your Layers.

a. Pudding will be ready when the chia seeds have plumped up.
b. When the pudding is ready to eat, stir well again.
c. Alternately layer the chocolate pudding and mango pudding in 2 large glass or 4 small glass until you have a parfait.

Step 6: Top the Pudding With Your Favorite Toppings.

Garnish with mango cubes, almond flakes and shaved chocolate.

Step 7: Serve.

Serve chilled.

Have fun with it!