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Brekky from Oz: Chia Parfait

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I saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Fashion Lush, and had to try it immediately.

BTW the creator of Fashion Lush, Erica, designed Western Wild, and her site has some of the most fun imagery and content I’ve seen. Make sure you check it out!

So this chia parfait tastes as good as it looks and it’s such a healthy start to your day! Let’s review:

Chia – 1 oz. (about 2 tablespoons and 137 calories) of chia delivers 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams protein, 5 grams Omega-3 fats, 30% of your daily manganese, 18% of your calcium, 30% magnesium, and 27% phosphorous. They are gluten free. Chia is loaded with antioxidants and can help lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes. Eat up!

Bee pollen – Bee pollen is more rich in protein than any animal source. Be pollen boosts your energy, acts as an antihistamine and reduces inflammation of lung tissue (for you asthma and allergy sufferers!), supports your immune system and is an aphrodisiac!

Almonds – Consuming nuts reportedly lowers your heart attack risk by 50%. Almonds lower bad cholesterol and they are the only nut that alkalizes the body — when your body isn’t alkaline enough you can end up with osteoporosis, weight gain and poor immune function. They also contain a lot of Vitamin E which keeps your skin glowing!

Coconut Milk – Coconut milk is one of few foods with lauric acid in it. Lauric acid is anti-fungal and anti-viral, and it can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Coconut milk is also high in vitamins B, C and E, as well as potassium, magnesium and iron.

Raspberries – Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, high in fiber and Vitamin C.

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To start, you will mix 1/2 cup oatmeal, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1 cup coconut milk, 1/2 lemon (for fresh lemon juice). Let this mixture sit in your refrigerator overnight so it will form a more yogurt-like consistency when the chia seeds expand.

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Next, you’ll make your raspberry jam using fresh raspberries, a teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Now it’s time to layer! We’ll use this graphic, courtesy of Erica, to show how it’s done:

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Start with your chia mixture at the bottom, then layer with your homemade jam and bananas. Cover the top with a handful of sliced almonds and a tablespoon of bee pollen. Dig in!

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Let me know how yours turns out in the comments below (or any adaptations you make to the recipe)!

18 comments

  • I love your blog and your style! I will be making all these yummy recipes!

  • This looks so good and healthy!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • This looks amazing! I’m always up for new healthy parfaits!

  • I love chia seeds and have been eating them for years. I am happy to see a breakfast recipe containing them because they are so healthy for you and a great source of energy! Thanks for sharing, will be making this recipe as soon as possible!

  • This looks so good. Love your blog!

    meaganfox.blogspot.com

  • Yum! I am just trying to get into chia seeds! A parfait is a perfect way to jump in!
    xoxo Laura
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • I am not one to ever leave a comment, however, I think this is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. I’ve made it for breakfast the past couple of days. It’s so yummy!!!! And so simple to make. Thanks for sharing!

  • This may sound like a stupid question but do you use canned coconut milk or fresh coconut milk e.g alpro?

  • I had a can of coconut milk in my pantry so tried it with that and it turned out so yummy I actually felt guilty! More like a dessert! Will be trying the recipe w fresh coconut milk next! Thanks for sharing!

  • Can’t wait to try! Can you sub for almond milk?? Or should I get the coconut milk?

  • I never really eat breakfast because nothing that early ever sounds good to me, but this was delicious! Definitely going to start making this more often. 🙂

  • I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    I love adding chia seeds to everything. One of my favorite snacks is to have a banana covered in a little almond butter ( or peanut butter) and a sprinkle of chia seeds 🙂

    Xo
    The Wanderlustings

    http://www.thewanderlustings.com

  • Love your Blog!! Thanks for being so Awesome!!

  • This is such an easy grab and go & delicious of course! Loving your posts 🙂 Great job!

  • Do you think if I did the jam recipe with strawberries it would turn out the same? Love this otherwise, can’t wait to try!!

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