Strawberry Chia Parfet is the perfect dessert for those looking for a healthy sugar free alternative to the usual sweet summer time puddings. The chia seeds are packed with protein and with the goodness of strawberries, almond milk, yogurt and almonds you really do have something heavenly and healthy too.
There is no cooking involved with this little recipe, it is simply a matter of putting things together and allowing time to bring together flavours and make things happen.
Now that’s the sort of ‘cooking’ I like to do on a warm summer day, as little as possible and certainly no slaving over a hot Aga. This is a little recipe for 1 person, just double it up or whatever for more.
If you haven’t used chia seeds before you will be amazed how they expand and go from tiny dry seeds into an almost tapioca like dessert.
You can have this as a dessert after your meal or if you are feeling really decadent have it for breakfast.
- 3 strawberries sliced
- 2 basil leaves minced
- ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
- Mix the sliced strawberries with the basil and the balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and set aside for 1 hour to marinate (not in the fridge)
- Stir the chi seeds into the almond milk with the vanila extract in the glass or jar you are going to serve this in and set aside for 1 hour
- Top the chi seed mixture with the strawberry mixture and top with the yogurt and toasted almonds flakes