Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted fresh cherries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (any kind - even coconut or almond)
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (or if you would prefer - another flavor)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch a few drops of blue food coloring, if desired
  • Greek Yogurt (see directions for amount), Plain or Vanilla

Instructions

Prepare Chia Pudding and Fruit Sauces in advance.

Prepare the Chia Pudding
The day before you want to make the parfaits, prepare the Chia Pudding.
In a jar with a lid, combine the chia seeds, milk, syrup and extract.
Screw the lid on tight and shake. Shake some more. Baby, you're just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, you shake it off, you shake it off. Er... Shake it up. I know - bad.
Once you've shook it well, place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours though I strongly recommend overnight.

Prepare the Fruit Sauces
In a small saucepan, heat the cherries over medium heat. Cover the pan. Cook until they start to become juicy. Usually about 10-15 minutes does the trick.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the sugar and then pour the mixture into the cherries. Stir well. Put on low heat, bring to a simmer, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate for up to a week.
In a small saucepan, heat the blueberries over medium heat. Cover the pan. Cook until they start to become juicy. Usually about 10-15 minutes does the trick.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the sugar and then pour the mixture into the blueberries. Stir well. Put on low heat, bring to a simmer, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat, add a couple of drops of blue food coloring (only if desired) let cool and refrigerate for up to a week.

To Prepare the Pudding Parfaits
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of Greek yogurt and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of cherry fruit sauce.
In another small bowl, combine 1 cup of Greek yogurt and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of blueberry fruit sauce.
In a serving dish, spoon a couple of tablespoons of the blueberry yogurt mixture into the bottom. (I usually do about 1/4 cup).
Top with another couple of tablespoons of Chia Pudding.
Top with another 1/4 cup or so of cherry yogurt mixture.
Garnish with a cherry and blueberry and serve.

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