PB&J Chia Parfait

2021-01-25
Two Jars of PB&J Chia Parfait with Sliced Strawberries on a White Towel
  • Yield : 2 jars
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 2:00 h
  • Ready In : 2:10 h

PB&J has been a favorite combination for decades. Creamy (or chunky!) peanut butter mixed with a fruity jam is the perfect comfort flavor mix and we’ll take any chance to put it to good use. But what if I told you that a sandwich is not the only way you can delight yourself in this combo? That’s right, this PB&J Chia Parfait (originally from the first version of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook) is the healthiest possible version of these classic flavors and we think it might make it to the top of your favorites list.

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Two Jars of PB&J Chia Parfait with Sliced Strawberries on a White Towel

PB&J Chia Parfait

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 jars 1x
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

PB&J has been a favorite combination for decades. Creamy (or chunky!) peanut butter mixed with a fruity jam is the perfect comfort flavor mix and we’ll take any chance to put it to good use. But what if I told you that a sandwich is not the only way you can delight yourself in this combo? That’s right, this PB&J Chia Parfait (originally from the first version of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook) is the healthiest possible version of these classic flavors and we think it might make it to the top of your favorites list.


Ingredients

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Strawberry Compote:

  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

Chia Pudding:

  • ½ cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup vanilla plant-based milk
  • 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup or agave
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of peanut butter, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a bowl add the chia seeds, plant milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours or overnight.

  2. Place strawberries and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to medium heat. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, stirring and mashing the fruit occasionally to combine.

  3. Serve the chilled chia pudding garnished with peanut butter, strawberry compote, and fresh strawberries.


Keywords: chia, chia pudding, healthy, healthy breakfast, healthy dessert, healthy fat, jam, omega 3, pb&j, peanut butter, pudding, vegan, vegan breakfast, vegan dessert, vegan pudding, chia seed pudding, recipe, how to make chia seed pudding

Chia Wonders

If there was a competition for the healthiest foods on the planet, chia would definitely be one of the finalists and there are plenty of reasons why. Shall we look at a few of those? One of the most sought after qualities of these little black seeds is their extremely high content of Omega 3 fatty acids, but their wonderful nutritional powers don’t stop there, they are also packed with antioxidants, fiber, and high-quality protein.

If you’re interested in lowering your overall inflammation, your blood sugar levels, and your risk of heart disease, then we highly recommend looking for ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet. This delicious PB&J Chia Parfait is one way!

Interesting fact: these magical seeds come from a plant with the very fancy name, Salvia Hispanica, and were regulars in the diets of Aztecs and Mayans, it doesn’t get cooler than that!

Storing Your Chia Parfait

Another superpower of this seed is that it swells when paired with liquid and creates a pudding-like consistency, achieved after some resting time of sorts. When preparing chia pudding, which is the base of this chia parfait, you can store it for days in your refrigerator.

Prep the pudding and leave overnight for a quick, nutritious, and delicious breakfast!

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

PB&J Chia Parfait

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