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When you can’t decide between chia pudding or a green smoothie… have them both! This Supercharged Vanilla Chia Pudding Smoothie Parfait is so delicious and has so many great healing properties to it while being a healthy, low-carb meal. A dash of cinnamon and vanilla help to bring in the warm tones of the Autumn season.
Chia pudding is great because you can whip it up the night before and have it ready to go the next day. PLUS Chia seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, and amino-acids – it is one of the best superfoods. Combine it with a nutrition-dense green smoothie and you’ve got a great low carb breakfast or snack!
1 scoop plant-based protein (I used this brand) 6 tbsp chia seeds 2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened 1 tbsp hemp seeds 2-3 drops stevia (optional)
2 cups spinach 1 scoop plant-based protein (I used this brand) 1/2 small avocado 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp spirula 1-2 drops stevia (optional) 6-8 ice cubes
Unsewtweened coconut chips Hemp seeds 1 slice of a mission fig
What You’ll Need Know
In a mixing bowl add in chia seeds, hemp seeds, 1 scoop plant-based protein (I used this brand), stevia (optional), and coconut milk. Whisk together for 60 seconds. Let it sit for a least 30 min, or overnight.
While the chia pudding is setting, in a high-speed blender, add in the smoothie base ingredients and blend for 45-60 seconds, until smooth.
To make the parfait, add in smoothie as the bottom layer followed by a layer of chis pudding, and a layer of smoothie.
Top with coconut flakes, hemp seeds, and a slice of a mission fig (optional)
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