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CHIA SEED PUDDING PARFAIT

Chia Seed Pudding

3/4 c chia seeds

4 c vanilla almond milk

2 tsp agave (sub: honey, stevia, maple syrup)

1 tsp good vanilla extract *said in the voice of Ina Garten*


I. In a small mason jar, combine all your wet ingredients and shake for 30 seconds 

II. Add in chia seeds, blend for another minute

III. Pour and divide into mason jars

IX. Let the mixture sit in the fridge anywhere between 1 hour - overnight.


Granola

3 c rolled oats

1/2 tbs cinnamon

1/4 c chopped walnuts

1/4 c raisins

1/4 c unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 c agave (sub: honey or maple syrup)

1/4 c brown sugar

3 tbs butter (sub: coconut or olive oil)

1 tbs good vanilla extract

1 pinch salt


I. Combine oats, mix ins, dry ingredients in a large bowl

II. Add in oil and sweetener. Combine thoroughly 

III. Spread on a baking sheet in a thin, even layer 

IX. Bake at 320F for 30-40 mins


Macerated berries 

2 c berries

sugar

juice of a lemon 

Mascerating berries is super simple and really isn't a 'recipe' but more of a technique. It is basically extracting the natural flavors and juices of the berries with sugar, producing something between a compote and a jam. The berries turn soft and super flavorful, and the final result can be paired with pretty much anything from ice cream to pound cake.

The one and only Mario Batali has a great video on how to do so.

Once you have all three components: set chia seed pudding, granola/museli, and your macerated berries, all is left to do is assemble! The small 8oz mason jars with screw on lids are perfect to take them on the  go!