I’m a big fan of chia pudding, but sometimes, a plain chia pudding just doesn’t do it for me.
One of my new favourite ways to eat chia pudding, is combining it in layers with a smoothie into a parfait! I love the combination of flavours and textures you get as you dig your spoon into each layer. I’m not sure what to call it exactly…it’s some sort of hybrid between a chia pudding, and a smoothie. It makes a wonderful breakfast or a healthy dessert!
The bottom of this layered acai chia pudding is packed with acai berry powder for an extra antioxidant punch! If you don’t have any acai, you can simply omit it from this recipe, or add any other superfood powder you have on hand.
This recipe can also easily be made in a mason jar so you can take for breakfast on the go!
LAYERED ACAI CHIA CUP
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 2 tsp acai powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ frozen bananas
- 2-3 strawberries
Mix all the ingredients in layer 1 in a bowl until well combined.
Place in the fridge and let sit for 2-4 hours until you have a thick texture. If your mixture is too thick, add some more almond milk. If it is too thin for your taste, add a few more chia seeds.
Spoon your chia layer into the bottoms of a cup or jar.
Next, in a blender, blend all ingredients in layer 2. Carefully pour into your cup on top of the chia pudding.
Finally, blend layer 3 in a blender, and pour on top of layer 2.
Garnish with some fresh fruits, and enjoy!