Chocolate & Coconut Chia Parfait
Contains Oats and more
Those of you who know me though instagam, will know that I have a deep love of Chia pudding! I love to come up with new and unique ways of making these little super food seeds into tasty and beautiful dishes. Breakfast is where I use them the most, so you will be seeing a lot of chia recipes here…
Bounty bars have to be one of my all time favourite chocolate bars, and I often take inspiration from them – as I did here in this fab breakfast parfait which is filled with chocolate and coconut flavoured layers…
Put the chia seeds, oats and coconut into a container and mix together thoroughly (this is imperative to avoid the chia seeds clumping) – I then milled the dry mixture into a powder, this step is optional, I just prefer blended chia oats – then add the milk and sweetener and leave overnight in the fridge in an airtight container.
The next morning, separate the mixture into 2 – the first half place into a jar/glass (you can add a little yogurt to this half for a creamier texture). The other half pop into a blender along with the cacao powder*, banana and either yogurt or milk and blend (add a little more liquid if it struggles to blend it needs to be like a thick smoothie texture) then pour this mixture on top of the first.
I topped mine with some chopped up square bar and a sprinkling of coconut! Enjoy, this parfait will see you through until lunch without getting hungry, and will also give you a great energy boost.
or extra nutrition, you could add baobab & maca powders to the chocolate layer!
Serving Size 246 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 750 cals||38%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 3145 kJ||38%|
|Fat 54.8 g||84%|
|Sodium 245.4 mg||11%|
|Carbohydrate 52.7 g||18%|
|Protein 19.5 g||39%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|