I remember how I used to eat plums. A lot. Then what I think happened is I ate too many of them and ended up getting sick of them.
So I stopped eating them.
But, then recently, as I would make my way through the produce section, I would pass them and the thought of eating plums again suddenly seemed appealing.
So I bought some more recently and was wondering what to do with them besides just eating them straight. Hmmm, perhaps some plum pudding?
Then I thought of chia pudding. Then a parfait. Yeah, I have a very short attention span.
This was my first time making chia pudding, so I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out, but it is really simple. But once you know how to make chia pudding the possibilities are endless…so let your creativity go wild with this recipe.
Feel free to experiment with different combinations of fruit. Let me know what you come up with!
This recipe serves 1.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tablespoon raw or organic honey (optional)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 large plum, pitted, with skin
- 1/4 cup granola (store bought or homemade)
- Blend the coconut milk, honey, and 1/2 of the pitted plum, in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour the coconut milk/plum mixture into a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the chia seeds and stir until the seeds are well incorporated.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate pudding overnight.
- Make your granola now, if you are using homemade granola. Store in an airtight container.
- In the morning remove the pudding mixture from the refrigerator and let it sit room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- Cut up your remaining 1/2 a plum into small cubes.
- Get your granola ready.
- In a mason jar or glass, place a layer of pudding in the bottom, then layer that with a spoonful or so of the cubed plums, then a spoonful or so of granola. Alternate layering the pudding, plum cubes, and granola until you reached the top of the jar (or glass). End with cubed plums & granola on top and enjoy with a spoon!
Estimated nutrition based on 1 serving (with honey). Serving size = 1 parfait.
Calories: 292 Protein: 5g Fat: 6g Total Carbs: 40g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 19g Sodium: 1mg