Blackberry Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits

Low Sugar Blackberry Banana Coconut Chia Parfaits || #healthy #breakfast #dessert #paleo #collagen || Eat Spin Run Repeat

Every once in a while, I look back at my oldest blog recipes, specifically for ones that need a little “help” – in other words, the recipes whose photos were taken with my iPhone or point-and-shoot camera back in the very early blogging days. While some of those photos are totally cringe-worthy (and therefore purposely not easy to find!), this little exercise is also a fun one because it’s encouraging to see how far things have come since the blog was born.

Low Sugar Blackberry Banana Coconut Chia Parfaits || #vegan #healthy #breakfast #dessert #paleo || Eat Spin Run Repeat

One of the desserts I came across was an old chia pudding parfait recipe – a delicious creation, but my camera’s white balance was totally off and I have NO idea what I was thinking when it came to props! It was a prime candidate for improvement, and as a result, these Blackberry Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits were born.

Low Sugar Blackberry Banana Coconut Chia Parfaits || #vegan #healthy #breakfast #dessert #paleo || Eat Spin Run Repeat

For those of you who just might have indulged in a few too many treats over the holidays, I think you’ll enjoy the lightness of these. Not only are they light, creamy and coconutty, but the nutrition benefits are pretty awesome too:

  • Fiber and essential fats in the chia seeds will help to keep you feeling satiated.
  • Collagen and antioxidant-rich berries are fantastic for the health of our hair, skin and nails.
  • The fats in the chia seeds help our bodies to make better use of the valuable nutrients in the blackberries.
  • Collagen is also excellent for digestion as it helps to reduce gut inflammation and heal the gut lining.

Side note: Collagen is an optional mix-in and won’t affect the flavour, so if you don’t have any on hand or if you’re vegan/vegetarian, feel free to leave it out completely. 

Low Sugar Blackberry Banana Coconut Chia Parfaits || #vegan #healthy #breakfast #dessert #paleo || Eat Spin Run Repeat

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Low Sugar Blackberry Banana Coconut Chia Parfaits || #healthy #breakfast #dessert #paleo #collagen || Eat Spin Run Repeat

Blackberry Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 5 mins (+ chill time)
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake

Description

Packed with fiber, healthy fats and skin-boosting superfoods like collagen and chia seeds, these Blackberry Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits are a great grab-and-go breakfast, snack or dessert.


Ingredients

Blackberry Layer

Banana Layer

  • 1 ripe medium-sized banana, peeled and well-mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp lucuma powder (for an added sweet caramel-y flavour) – see note
  • 10g serving collagen powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings (all optional):

  • coconut flakes, blackberries, and/or sliced banana

Instructions

  • For the blackberry layer: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, mashing the blackberries with the back of a fork. (Alternatively, puree them in your blender.) The mixture will be very runny, but the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and create a gel the longer you leave them to sit. Let the chia seeds work their magic overnight, or for about 4-5 hours.
  • For the banana layer: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well, then cover and refrigerate with the berry layer.
  • Working in layers, distribute the blackberry and banana layers between 4 small mason jars. Top with additional berries, toasted coconut and/or banana slices.
  • Seal the jars with their lids. These will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

If you don’t have lucuma, feel free to add your favourite natural sweetener of choice, to taste. Lucuma is a low-GI natural powdered ingredient that also offers antioxidants, fibre, calcium and potassium, but you can add a liquid or powdered sweetener here if you prefer. The banana adds quite a bit of sweetness on its own, so you may find you don’t need anything else.

Low Sugar Blackberry Banana Coconut Chia Parfaits || #healthy #breakfast #dessert #paleo #collagen || Eat Spin Run Repeat

1 thought on “Blackberry Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits

  1. These parfaits you have created look and sound amazing! healthy and ever so tasty! love it…so great you came up with this recipe while working on cleaning up an older post of chai pudding parfait

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