Strawberry Chia Amaranth Parfait
This vegan Strawberry Chia Amaranth Parfait is a nutritious make-ahead breakfast. Its easy, quick and a good combination of carbohydrate, fiber and protein. Its a delightful summer dessert that's made in layers of deliciousness.
In a mixing bowl combine chopped strawberries with maple syrup and let it soak for a minute.
In a blender, blend ½ of the strawberry mix ( from step1). Keep aside the rest of the soaked strawberries.
In a saucepan combine almond milk and blended strawberries and bring to a boil.
Add chia seeds to the pan and cook for couple of minutes stirring continuously. As soon as the milk starts to thicken cook for another minute and turn off the flame. (Do not overcook). Let it cool in the refrigerator until ready to use.
In a serving glass place the soaked chopped strawberries (about 1-2 tbsp.). Spoon the cooled chia strawberry mix on the chopped strawberries (depending on the size of the glass). Top it with puffed amaranth generously for the crunchy bites. Finish it with more soaked strawberries and slivered almond.
Repeat the same process with rest of the servings. Serve immediately and enjoy.
- If in a hurry put the strawberry chia mixture into the freezer for 5 minutes to cool down quickly. Make sure to take it out and stir at intervals.
- To puff amaranth – heat a nonstick pan properly (temperature of the pan is important to get the maximum puffed amaranth or else it will burn without popping). Put 1 tbsp. of dry amaranth grains into the hot pan and the moment it starts to pop cover it. Take it out in a bowl and repeat the same process for the rest of the amaranth grains.
- Amaranth grains can be popped ahead of time and stored in an air tight container at the room temperature to maintain its crunchiness.
- Feel free to add more maple syrup according to taste. For me this sweetness was perfect.
Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 3mg