Coconut Milk Chia Pudding and Crispy Quinoa Parfait

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding and Crispy Puffed Quinoa Parfait

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding and Crispy Puffed Quinoa Parfait

So there seem to be a few popular food things lately: chia seeds, tiny jars filled with goodies and more chia seeds. I thought the jar idea was just to make the food look pretty but I have to say, it does make a great on-the-go meal. I chose to mix my chia seeds in store bought coconut milk yogurt and layered it with crispy puffed quinoa. I added a little fresh beet juice to my pudding to give it a little color. You could easily do the same with berries for a sweeter taste. 

the recipe

1 cup coconut milk yogurt (store bought)

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup puffed quinoa

1 teaspoon fresh beet juice or 1/2 cup mashed raspberries (for natural color)

the plan: 

Mix your chia seeds into your coconut yogurt. add any natural coloring or flavorings and let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to gel.  Layer your yogurt mixture with the quinoa. Feel free to add additional layers of fresh fruit, granola or nuts as your please. Enjoy!