Recipe and photos courtesy of: Goofy Foot Foods
It’s time for another amazing recipe from our friends over at Goofy Foot Foods. Breakfast always has and always will be one of our favorite parts of the day and it’s definitely because recipes like this one exist. This super quick parfait pairs a delish chia pudding with a breast cancer fighting smoothie that is sure to satisfy. Our nonprofit is all about teaching the youth about how a healthy, active lifestyle is the best way to prevent breast cancer and this breakfast is kid friendly and perfect for anyone on the go!Chia pudding is one of our go-to dishes to always have in our fridge because it’s so easy! All you have to do is blend together almond milk, frozen raspberries, maple syrup, and vanilla, mix in chia seeds, and refrigerate overnight. That’s it.. for real! Once you accept the kinda funky texture (which we love now), it’s hard to not love this treat. Chia seeds are great for so so so many reasons. First of all, they are packed with cancer fighting antioxidants. Antioxidants fight the production of free radicals, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to diseases like cancer. Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. For being so little, they have a big impact on our overall health!
Lucuma is a somewhat secret ingredient in this recipe but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important! Lucuma fruit, native to Peru, is slightly sweet and provides 14 essential trace minerals including potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. In addition to satisfying your sweet tooth, lucuma is gluten-free and a source of antioxidants, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals necessary for bodily functions and of benefit to the immune system and the fight against diseases like breast cancer. Perfect in this smoothie and perfect in just about any other smoothie you could ever imagine!
Another ingredient in this smoothie is one you may be a bit less familiar with: baobab. Baobab fruit is packed with nutritional goodness. It is low in sugar and fat but high in fiber and contains more than 12 minerals and vitamins, particularly rich in vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Best of all, baobab is packed with those antioxidants that we love!
We absolutely cannot wait to have this for breakfast in the morning and we think you should try it out too! It definitely won’t disappoint!
Chia Pudding Ingredients:
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen organic raspberries
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Optional: use 1-2 pitted dates, coconut nectar or honey (not vegan) as your sweetener instead of maple syrup.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Meat of one young Thai coconut
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2-3 frozen bananas
- splash of almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon lucuma
- 2 teaspoons baobab
Chia Pudding Instructions:
- Add almond milk, frozen raspberries, maple syrup and vanilla to your blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add chia seeds and give a quick pulse to mix in seeds.
- Place chia pudding mixture in a large jar and refrigerate overnight.
- Using a high-speed blender, add the meat of one Thai coconut and a splash of almond milk. Blend until creamy, remembering to scrape down the sides of the blender to get every bit of the delicious coconut blended. The mixture should be thick but creamy. If needed, add a little extra almond milk.
- Add frozen bananas, vanilla, lucuma and baobab to your coconut mixture. Blend until creamy.
- Layer chia pudding and smoothie in a tall parfait glass. Top with fresh fruit or nuts and serve.