Secret Recipe Club: Overnight Greek Yogurt and Chia Seed Parfait

A month or so ago, I made a recipe that called for two tablespoons of chia seeds. I debated on just omitting them from the recipe, mainly because they were $8 for a bag, but decided to suck it up and find other uses for them.

Chia seeds seem to be the new foodie trend. Everyone is putting them in recipes and like usual, I am more than way behind on the times. 🙂

For the Secret Recipe Club this month, I was assigned to A Fit and Spicy Life, which is written by Melissa. I really like her tagline which is “A lot of cooking, a little wine & workouts to keep it all in line.” While I don’t keep up on the workouts part as much as I should, I at least make an attempt and I’ve decided that justifies the food and wine.


Anyway, I was going through Melissa’s recipes and the word “Chia” jumped out at me. Side note: please tell me I’m not the only one who sees the word chia and immediately starts singing the 90’s commercial tune. Cha-cha-cha-Chia! No? Well, whatever.

Remembering those chia seeds hanging out in the pantry, I knew I needed to look no further to choose a recipe.

Overnight Greek Yogurt and Chia Seed Parfait
Source: A Fit and Spicy Life
Servings: 4
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Ingredients:

    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 
    • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt 
    • 1/4 cup chia seeds
    • 1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

Directions:
1. Combine the Greek yogurt, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt together in a bowl. Stir well to combine, then stir in the chia seeds.
2. Let sit for 30 minutes. The mixture will become very thick.
3. Divide into 4 containers, top with berries, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Being the impatient person that I am, I refrigerated this for a couple of hours before trying one of them. Yum! I’ll be completely honest with you, I don’t have a clue what chia seeds do for you and I’m too lazy to look it up, but this works wonderfully as a tasty recipe that allows me to use up the rest of that bag of seeds! 

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  1. They have omega 3's, protein and other good for you things like antioxidents. I really like that they thicken things up!

  2. I love using chia seeds as a thickener for healthy "puddings" Great SRC post this month!

  3. Yum…I think I would love this for breakfast! Thanks for the inspiration this month Nichole – I had a ball wandering through your blog – so many wonderful recipes to choose from! 🙂

  4. Perfect breakfast!!

  5. i love chia puddings! this sounds wonderful 🙂

  6. This sounds like it would really wake up your taste buds. I am going to have to give this a try.

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