I’m super stoked for mango vanilla chia seed parfait right now.

Mango vanilla chia seed parfait in a clear glass

How to make mango vanilla chia seed parfait

You guys, I can honestly say I’ve never been one to crave such a thing.  I kind of put off trying it for the longest time because it seemed too… healthy.  Which sounds crazy, being a dietitian and all, but I just never expected chia seeds to be so delicious in pudding form.

Here’s my best description of chia seed pudding: Tapioca pudding.

Do you remember tapioca pudding?  This seriously reminds me of it because it has that same texture.  Kind of gelatinous, but in a good way?  And super creamy and packed with vanilla (I love love love vanilla) and just… comforting.  It may look and sound a little weird, but trust me on this one.

You’re gonna love it.

Mango chia pudding in a clear glass
Mango chia seed parfaits in clear glasses
Mango vanilla pudding in clear glasses

A fabulously easy make-ahead breakfast!

Also, I made chia seed pudding even better than normal because now it’s a fruit parfait.  It’s all that creamy vanilla chia pudding with a thick layer of sweet and delicious mango puree.  (Which is literally just mango, milk or water and a hint of extra sugar… and it’s crazy good.)  Topped with a few berries and some fresh mint, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island somewhere having a super indulgent treat.  (But it’s super super good-for-you…. shhhhhh.)

Or, maybe it’ll take you back to your childhood – like me – where you used to eat tapioca pudding right outta the little perfect-portion plastic cups.

Again – shhhhhhhh.

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Mango Vanilla Chia Seed Parfait

Vanilla chia seed pudding layered with mango puree, topped with berries.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 10-15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Ingredients

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding:

  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener (of choice)
  • Pinch coarse salt

Mango Puree:

  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup milk or water
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener (of choice)

Garnish:

  • Fresh berries
  • Sprigs of fresh mint

Instructions

  1. In a medium glass bowl, whisk together chia seeds, milk, vanilla extract, sweetener and a pinch of salt. Let sit 10 minutes, then whisk again. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Place mango, milk or water and sweetener in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Scoop chia seed pudding into dessert glasses, then top with mango puree. Garnish with berries and mint.

Notes

Storage Tip: Chia seed pudding and mango puree will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 78mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: overnight, oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, vegan option, make ahead, easy, healthy

Parfaits in clear glasses