And so we meet again!
I’ve been having a lot of smoothie bowls lately… like… a lot! But sometimes, it just feels like too much for one person, or i just want a little something small to cool down or to fix my craving for sweets. That’s when these chia pudding parfaits come in handy.
Chia Pudding: Quick & Easy
I tend to double the chia pudding recipe so that I can make these for a few days in a row and not have to waste precious time for the chia to set…the struggles eh. In terms of the smoothie part, let the recipe inspire you but don’t by any means feel like you need to follow this to the letter for it to taste good.
A lot of my friends ask me for a “smoothie” recipe, but honestly, I rarely measure stuff. I typically put a frozen banana for creaminess and add whatever fruit I have in the freezer. If you have a Vitamix (or other high speed blender)—that’s pretty much nice cream. If you want it to have more of a smoothie texture, all you need to do is add a little bit of liquid (could be dairy free milk or your favourite juice or coconut water). I suggest you start with only a little — it’s easier to add more liquid if needed than the other way. Otherwise you may end up with copious amounts of smoothie, which I guess isn’t necessarily a bad thing either!
The moral of the story when it comes to smoothies, and cooking in general— recipes are a great place to start from and build based on your taste buds. The best food I’ve made was never from something I followed from a to z. Think about it… for example, some people LOVE salt, so their recipe might call for what seem like an absurd amount of it. If it seems like too much for you, you can GO ROGUE! If you see a recipe but think it sounds a little bland, you can still get inspired from it but build flavour as you go!
I’ll stop rambling now. Go rogue, friends.
Chia Pudding Parfait with Raspberry SmoothiePrint Recipe
- — Chia Pudding —
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup non dairy milk
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- — Smoothie —
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup dairy free milk
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or any other frozen fruit you like)
Pour the non-dairy milk and maple syrup into a jar and mix.
Add the chia and shake it until well combined.
Let sit in the fridge at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
When the chia is ready, blend the smoothie in the blender.
Fill the bottom of a jar with chia and top with your smoothie. Voila!