Apple Pie Chia Parfait Is Perfect Anytime

chia apple parfait
By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

This is a delicious breakfast, snack or even a healthy dessert. Due to their high fiber content, the chia seeds make this a pudding into an instant. You can easily substitute the chia seeds for flaxseeds if you prefer. Plus, add any nut or seed that you fancy. There’s plenty of natural sweetness from the apples, but you can add more to taste — I recommend taste testing before you serve. You can make two large servings or four smaller servings.

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Ingredients:

Apple pie filling

  • 3 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • ¾ cup of coconut water
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract

Coconut yogurt

  • 1 cup of coconut yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp of sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp of maple syrup or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp of chopped almonds

Directions:

  1. Combine all the apple filling ingredients into a saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are tender.
  2. Combine well the coconut yogurt ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Once the apple are tender, mash some of the apple up to give it a mixed consistency.
  4. Layer apple pie filling, then coconut yogurt, then apple pie filling then coconut yogurt then top with a little more apple pie filling then finally the chopped nuts and serve.

These parfaits can be made 1-3 days in advance, and stored covered.

Substitutions:

Apple – pear, plum

Coconut water – apple juice, water

Chia seeds – flaxseeds

Coconut yogurt – almond yogurt, organic natural yogurt

Sunflower seeds – pumpkin, hemp seeds, nuts

Almonds – walnut, cashews, macadamias

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2-4

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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