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.
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.
Red, Chia and Blue Pudding
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.
*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!