Breakfast parfaits with chia seeds

5
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Cha cha cha chia! Back in the day, few knew that the seeds that made the kitschy ceramic pets advertised on TV sprout "hair" were so nutritious. Today, the poppy-like seeds are trending all on their own as a nutritional powerhouse rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. The type of fiber in the seeds gives them a unique ability to expand in liquid to create a custard-like texture as in this yogurt pudding-style parfait. Enjoy chia seeds sprinkled onto hot or cold cereal, blended into smoothies, or ground to add to muffins or pancakes.

Ingredients

plain fat free Greek yogurt

1 cup(s)

dried chia seeds

1 Tbsp

mango(es)

½ cup(s), or papaya, diced

strawberries

½ cup(s), raw, hulled and sliced

strawberries

2 medium

maple syrup

2 tsp

ready-to-eat granola cereal

2 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Stir together yogurt and chia seeds in small bowl. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Spoon ¼ cup yogurt mixture into each of 2 glasses. Layer each with half of mango, another ¼ cup of yogurt mixture, and half of sliced strawberries. Drizzle evenly with maple syrup. Sprinkle evenly with granola and garnish each with a whole strawberry. Recipe may be doubled.
  3. Per serving (1 parfait)

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