Kiwi, coconut chia parfait

green chia pudding

I absolutely love cooking – except for when I don’t!  And that’s usually on weekends which are mayhem at this time of year.  Being busy though doesn’t mean sacrificing good eating.   Smoothies have become such a staple in our house  – it’s a great way to get a hit of good food on the run and if I can sneak extra fruit and vegies into my kids diets, that’s a win for me!

This recipe is a fabulous hybrid between a smoothie and chia pudding – and trust me it hits the jackpot.   Full of flavour and texture and pretty as a picture.   The enourmous spoonfull of almond butter on top is wicked – don’t be tempted to omit this for the sake of calories!!   

Enjoy!

 
green chia pudding

Kiwi, coconut chia parfait
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 chia seeds
  2. 1/4 lime, lemon or orange zest
  3. 1 cup coconut milk
  4. spoonful of honey
  5. almond butter and granola
  6. 1/4 ripe avocado
  7. 3 chopped and frozen kiwi
  8. small handful baby spinach
  9. 1/2 cup coconut water
  10. squeeze of lemon or lime
Instructions
  1. To make the chia pudding, place chia, coconut milk, orange zest and honey in a container and stir to combine, keep stirring for about a minute of and on to prevent clumps forming. Place in fridge.
  2. Chill for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. For the kiwi smoothie, place kiwi, baby spinach, coconut water, avocado in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Divide half the chia pudding between 2 glasses, top with kiwi smoothie then keep alternating chia pudding and smoothie. Top with a good dollop of almond butter, granola and drizzle of coconut milk.
Notes
  1. Thanks to www.greenkitchenstories.com who have just released an amazing book titled Green Kitchen Smoothies.  My parfait is an adaption from one of their recipes.
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