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Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

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These Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits are SO good, perfect for breakfast OR dessert! Also patriotic which makes them a fun summer treat!

Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Is it just me or does it feel like summer is flying by? Or better yet… the year.

How are we halfway through the year at this point? At any rate, it’s true and it’s happening. And in less than 2 days we will be celebrating the 4th of July.

This week the Tastemakers are bringing you a whole collection of Red, White & Blue goodness to help you celebrate!

I chose this recipe because it IS Red, White & Blue. But it’s also our favorite treat to enjoy on a hot summer day – whether for breakfast or simply as an end of the day dessert.

Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

On Sunday night I usually whip up a batch of Chia Pudding because honestly it’s better the longer you let it do it’s thing.

It also lasts about 5-6 days in the fridge so if you make it up ahead of time, you are pretty much set for the week.

And you can use it to make all kinds of delicious things like smoothie bowls, and cute little Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits. Because… why not?

Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

I also make the fruit sauces up ahead of time. They are pretty simple to be honest – and they also last for about a week in the fridge. I use the fruit sauces for pancakes, waffles, muffins, smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal and more.

Oh, and of course these delicious Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits!

If you stick around after the recipe, you’ll find a whole wonderful collection of Patriotic Red, White and Blue recipes that are sure to be perfect for your patriotic plans!

Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

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Ready to make up some Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits?

Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Blueberry Cherry Chia Pudding Parfaits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pitted fresh cherries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup chia seeds
  • 1 ½ cups milk, any kind - even coconut or almond
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract, or if you would prefer - another flavor
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ 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

    1. The day before you want to make the parfaits, prepare the Chia Pudding.
    2. In a jar with a lid, combine the chia seeds, milk, syrup and extract.
    3. 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.
    4. Once you've shook it well, place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours though I strongly recommend overnight.

    Prepare the Fruit Sauces

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate for up to a week.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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

    1. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of Greek yogurt and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of cherry fruit sauce.
    2. In another small bowl, combine 1 cup of Greek yogurt and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of blueberry fruit sauce.
    3. In a serving dish, spoon a couple of tablespoons of the blueberry yogurt mixture into the bottom. (I usually do about ¼ cup).
    4. Top with another couple of tablespoons of Chia Pudding.
    5. Top with another ¼ cup or so of cherry yogurt mixture.
    6. Garnish with a cherry and blueberry and serve.

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    alyssa | everydaymaven

    Friday 14th of July 2017

    These would be fun for a summer party!

    Cindy

    Monday 3rd of July 2017

    So healthy!

    Ellen LaFleche-Christian

    Sunday 2nd of July 2017

    I need to pick up cherries and try this soon. Thanks!

    marye

    Sunday 2nd of July 2017

    I haven't used chia seeds much but this recipe may change that! YUM!

    laura dembowski

    Sunday 2nd of July 2017

    This summer is definitely going way too fast. I love chia pudding for a quick breakfast.

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