Saturday, 23 March 2013

Will Run For Berry Chia Parfaits

It's been a l-o-n-g week! 

The worst part of my week was getting stranded on the side of the highway and having to walk several kilometres in my gym clothes (and no jacket) after I just finished a run because I don't know how to change a tire (Unfortunately, the problem was MUCH bigger and more expensive than just a flat tire). 

 Who doesn't know how to change a tire?

  It turns out that everything Granny has ever said about having extra clothes in the car and carrying a cellphone is correct.

The week wasn't all bad.  There were visits with Granny, dinner with my dad, making home made healthy lunchables with my students,  some really great runs and of course good food.

Hello, berry chia parfaits!

Berry Chia Parfaits

Mason jars + flax chia vanilla pudding + frozen fruit + granola = a week of parfaits!

Flax Chia Vanilla Pudding
(serves 4-5)


2 C soy milk (or milk of your choice)
4 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp ground flax (measure 2T before grinding)
2 Tbsp vanilla paste
1 tsp cinnamon
4 cups mixed fruit (e.g. strawberries, bananas, mango, pineapple)
1/2 tsp lemon extract (optional)
2 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Warm milk over medium heat milk until hot and steamy. 

 Add chia seeds, ground flax, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Allow to simmer for approximately one minute.  Remove from heat and whisk for several minutes. 

Divide pudding evenly amongst 4-5 mason jars.  Allow to cool until the pudding is no longer steaming.

waiting for the pudding to cool
Top with you favourite frozen (or fresh) fruits (mango, cherries, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, etc.) .  You can add lemon extract to the fruit if you are looking for a little extra zing.

add fruit

  Finish with several heaping tablespoons of your favourite granola.  We love maple granolaturtles granola and punchy granola (think ginger, cranberries, chocolate).

grab & gobble


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