Red, Chia and Blue Pudding + Happy Birthday Baby Boy

Hey friends, so happy to have you visiting the blog today.

Today is a very special day, because it is my sweet baby boy’s birthday!  How he is already three is beyond me.  I feel like it was just yesterday I was marveling at his teeny tiny fingers and toes.  Now he is running everywhere and telling me stories (and I am still marveling at his awesomeness)!

I also have a quick recipe for you today.  With a little red, white and blue pizzaz in honor of the approaching holiday.

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This chia pudding is super easy, and can be made in advance, so perfect for meal prep.  It is also refreshing on a hot summer day.  The pudding has a mild almond flavor, courtesy of a little almond extract.  Which pairs nicely with the sweetness of the blueberries and raspberries.  I topped it with this granola, which added a delicious little crunch.

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Red, Chia and Blue Pudding

Serves 2

For the pudding:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the parfait:

  • Prepared chia pudding
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup granola

 

To make the chia pudding:  Combine the chia seeds, almond milk and almond extract in a container, mix thoroughly.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

To make the parfaits: Get two bowls or containers (mason jars work great if you are making this as part of your meal prep).  Put a layer of blueberries in the bottom of each container, about 1/4 cup.  Spoon some chia pudding over.  Add a raspberry layer (about 1/4 cup) and top with more chia pudding.  Repeat.  Sprinkle half of your granola over each parfait to top.

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*If making as part of meal prep, save the granola and add just before eating.

Let me know if you give it a try.  Hope you have a great day!

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14 thoughts on “Red, Chia and Blue Pudding + Happy Birthday Baby Boy

  1. Happy birthday to your baby boy! I remember when my daughter was born I wondered “I wondered how she is going to be when she’s 3?” I figured that by that age she’d be talking and stuff. Then I blinked and she’s 25!

    I am going to try overnight chia again – it was a texture thing the first time I tried it, but not sure I did it right.

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    1. Thank you! The time goes so fast, it totally feels like I will turn around one day and he will be grown, ahhh!

      I always liked the texture of chia pudding, but I also like tapioca pudding and it is kind of a similar texture. I think that parfait style is nice if the texture is a little weird for you, as the berries and granola add some other textures to it. Let me know if you give it a try.

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