Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

by deborah on February 16, 2016 · 23 comments

in Breakfast, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Recipes, Vegan

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

I have been adding nutritious chia seeds to my smoothies for quite a while, but I hadn’t

really experimented with other creative ways to enjoy chia seeds until I tasted my first

mouthwatering dish of berry chia seed pudding at a local organic cafe.

The subtle yet sensational flavor blend of sweet, tangy and creamy satisfied my taste buds

and made me an instant fan!

I’ve been trying variations on that theme ever since.

Whatever I have in my kitchen ends up in my chia seed creations, so my fresh, ripe mango

and yesterday’s raw almond coconut raisin granola became the key ingredients in today’s 

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Parfait.

I promise you that it will not disappoint!

Each delicious spoonful of tangy mango, creamy chia pudding and crunch granola brought

a smile to my face!

It was just the right combination of flavors, textures, fiber and nutrients I needed to start

my day feeling healthy, happy and ready to face the challenges of the day ahead.

Of course, you can substitute any fresh, juicy fruit for the mango in this recipe.

Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apricots or bananas have

worked well in my other chia seed pudding parfaits.

Now it’s your turn to make some magic.

Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

Serves 3

Ingredients
2 Tbsp organic chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsps organic maple syrup
1 Tsp organic vanilla extract
1 Tsp organic cinnamon
1 organic mango – sliced into chunks
1/2 cup homemade raw almond granola (see recipe here)

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

Directions

To make your chia pudding:

Place the chia seeds with the almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and

vanilla in a bowl or jar and stir them well together.

Cover the bowl and store it in the fridge overnight or at least a few hours.

Once the pudding thickens take it out of the refrigerator.

Add more maple syrup, if you want it sweeter.

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait
Layer your ingredients:

Add a bottom layer of granola.

Next add a layer of chia pudding.

Add another layer of granola.

Next add a layer of mango chunks.

Add another layer of chia pudding.

Then add another layout of mango chunks.

Finally, top with more raw granola.

Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

Now grab a long spoon, dig in and enjoy!

 

Have you made chia pudding or chia parfaits?

What are your favorite ingredients to include?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.

 

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Audrey February 17, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I have seen chia seeds, but haven’t tried them yet. This looks like a tasty way to start. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

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Randi Tisdall February 18, 2016 at 8:34 am

Oh yum! I’ve been meaning to get chia seeds back in my diet, thanks for the recipe!

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deborah February 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Hi Randi,
Yes, I have been on a chia binge lately. I love trying out different ways to enjoy this nutritious seed.

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Marla February 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Hi Deborah,
I love this recipe with the chia seeds, mangoes, and almonds. It filled with loads of protein and its looks fabulously delicious.Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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deborah February 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Hi Marla,
Chia seeds have become a favorite of mine. I add them to smoothies too. Thanks for pinning and tweeting!

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Karen Grosz February 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

Oh that looks so yummy. I will be pinning and trying this. Thanks for sharing at #LetsGetRealSocial Link party.

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Amberjane February 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Looks very tasty – thank you for sharing to Pin Worthy Wednesday

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Create With Joy February 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

This looks SO good Deborah – congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week!

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swathi February 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Delicious Debroah, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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deborah February 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Thank you, Swathi. It’s always fun to participate in the Hearth and Soul blog hop. Thanks for pinning this. I appreciate it.

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Dr. Jennifer Weinberg MD MPH | Simple Pure Whole Wellness February 23, 2016 at 11:43 am

This looks great! I love mangos and can’t wait to try this combination. Thank you!

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deborah February 23, 2016 at 11:59 am

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks a lot, Jennifer. I am so glad you like this chia seed parfait. Have fun making your own!

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Marla February 24, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Hi Deborah,
Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your posts as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you for being part of Real Food Fridays mission to help make this world a little bit healthier every week.

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deborah February 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Hi Marla,
I am so thrilled that my Chia Seed Parfait has been featured on Real Food Fridays! Thank you so much. I appreciate it!

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Anne February 24, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Yum! I am going to buy a mango tomorrow so I can try this. This is my feature on The Healthy Living Link Party.

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deborah February 24, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Hi Anne,
Thank you so much for featuring my Chia Seed Parfait. I really appreciate that! Hope you enjoy your own mango chia parfait too!

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Diana Rambles February 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Yummed. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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deborah February 26, 2016 at 10:31 am

Hi Diana,
I am so thrilled that my Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait has been featured at your awesome Pin Party. I sincerely appreciate your support and recognition. I will be adding the featured button to my site! Again thank you!

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kimmythevegan February 25, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Woah! This looks like a breakfast game changer. I can’t wait to try it out – I love the use of fresh mango. It would be so refreshing.
Thank you so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays Deborah! I’m pinning & sharing (and saving to make!).

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deborah February 26, 2016 at 10:28 am

Hi Kimmy,
I am so glad you like this chia seed parfait. I am making more variations using other fruit combinations. It’s a great way to get the health benefits of chia seeds in a delicious manner. Thanks for pinning and sharing this recipe.I appreciate it.

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