They only have one con point: Chia seeds are brought here from Argentina, and as a supporter of our planet and always considering environmental issues I prefer local products (such as flax seeds, which are quite alike chia seeds, make a good egg substitute too and are grown everywhere in Europe). Anyways, now we're talking chia. And from time to time you can treat yourself with something "foreign" too, I think. So today after my morning run I made myself this lovely chia parfait. Chia seeds mixed with (plant) milk make a good pudding but I love making my own banana mylk and soaking the chia seeds in there - yum! I layered everything with some mango mousse and it tasted so tropically delicious!
for the chia pudding
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp plant milk
some liquid stevia if required
3 tbsp chia seeds
for the mango mousse
1 (frozen) banana
1/2 tsp baobab powder (I use Organic Burst baobab)
Blend the banana with the water and the plant milk and add some sweetener if required. This is now your banana mylk. Add the chia seeds, mix and set aside so the seeds can form a pudding. Now we make the mango mousse, which is really easy as you only have to blend the banana with the half mango - finished! As soon as your chia mix has turned into a pudding you can now layer the pudding and the mousse. This makes a super healthy, super nutritional and fiberlicious parfait! Here you can read more about the health benefits of chia seeds.
Oh and there's another pic of my parfait ... I got photobombed by a little guy called Django. ; )