Mar 13, 2016

Kiwi Matcha Chia Parfaits ~ Vegan

 

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Happy Sunday, beautiful! Did you remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour? I do NOT like it when the time bandits steal my hour in the spring. I have to wait six whole months to get it back! Well, at least we’ll have daylight longer and that’s good for us, since we’re starting to set up our new garden. Yay! I’m even going to build my very own greenhouse. So excited for that. Stay tuned… I’ll be sharing pics of the process.

I’m on a matcha kick right now… well, still. I have found the BEST matcha tea, too. It’s from a wonderful company called I Eat Real Food. Ceremonial grade without the ceremonial price. Still a bit costly but less than others and even better in taste. It’s not bitter at all and has a beautiful emerald green color. AND (bonus!) if you use my personal coupon code at checkout, Helyn247, you’ll get 10% off! You’re welcome. 🙂 

So here’s another recipe fitting for St. Patty’s Day! Only because it’s green. I don’t think Ireland is known for kiwis or chia seeds; and certainly not for green tea. Haha! Anyway, this dessert is so simple to prepare and so elegant to behold, not to mention scrumptious to eat. I hope you’ll try it for St. Patrick’s Day or any day!

Health trails,

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Kiwi Matcha Chia Parfaits

Yield: 3-4, depending on how the size of your serving vessels.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups plant-based milk of your choice
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup minimally processed sweetener of your choice (I used maple syrup)*
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 4-5 kiwi fruits
  • handful of blackberries or blueberries to garnish

Method

  1. Divide each of the first 4 ingredients into two bowls (2 cups milk, ½ cup chia, ¼ cup sweetener and 1 tsp vanilla in each bowl).
  2. To one of the bowls add the matcha powder.
  3. Mix the ingredients in each bowl well to incorporate and set aside until the chia sets up (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  4. Prepare the kiwi fruits by peeling them, slicing a few and cutting the rest into small chunks. Cut the slices in half and press these against your glasses for a lovely presentation.
  5. Arrange your parfaits however you like. I used the matcha pudding on the bottom, then kiwi, then the plain vanilla (the white pudding), then more kiwi and finally more vanilla.
  6. Top with some chopped kiwi and a few berries.

Notes

Arranging parfaits can be challenging. Just have fun with it. They don't have to be perfect... but they will taste perfect!

* You can add more sweetener, to taste if you prefer. I like my desserts not too sweet.

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2 responses to “Kiwi Matcha Chia Parfaits ~ Vegan”

  1. Teresa says:

    This sounds so good but, I don’t drink any kind of tea except herbal. Is there a replacement for the green tea? I’m going to make this with just the vanilla chia because it sounds so refreshing. Thanks!

    • helynskitchen says:

      Hi Teresa! You could blend half of the milk with a handful of fresh spinach for a lovely green color without compromising the vanilla flavor. Or for a twist and an additional layer of flavor, a handful or peppermint leaves. Hope this helps! xo

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