Mar 13, 2016
Kiwi Matcha Chia Parfaits ~ Vegan
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!
Kiwi Matcha Chia Parfaits
- 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
- 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).
- To one of the bowls add the matcha powder.
- Mix the ingredients in each bowl well to incorporate and set aside until the chia sets up (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally.
- 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.
- 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.
- Top with some chopped kiwi and a few berries.
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.