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Friday, January 19, 2018

Tropical Coconut Mango Protein Parfait With Chia Seeds

This delicious parfait is a healthy snack that is loaded with protein.


 The other day my picky eater son tried chia seeds in a fruit cup and loved them! I was totally shocked! This fruit cup that my son enjoyed had peaches and chia seeds in a strawberry flavored syrup. That fruit cup had sugar in it and no juice so I know that I can recreate this fruit cup with juice for my son for a healthier version. This fruit cup got me thinking, what other healthy snacks could I make for my son with chia seeds. I knew that my son would eat mangos so I made this tropical treat for him with a coconut cream protein powder for a delicious breakfast/snack item. This tropical parfait is loaded with protein, omegas, vitamin C and healthy fiber. It also gives my son some digestion support with a unique fermented protein blend that is in the protein powder that I used.

Are chia seeds a staple in your pantry?

Chia seeds are a staple in my pantry. I love using them in my morning smoothies. I love how chia seeds swell up to thicken things like milk and juice. My teen also loves using the chia seeds in his oatmeal and mixes them in juice for a healthy treat. I was shocked many months ago when the teen asked if we had any chia seeds. I don't know who told my teen son that chia seeds are great( I am thinking his coach) but this mom is happy to buy him chia seeds. I love that my teen is finally understanding the link between eating healthy and sports performance. This teen also ate spinach last night and requests fish for dinner.


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                Chia seeds turn the protein powder and coconut milk into a thick liquid like yogurt.

Another staple in my house is protein powder.
 I drink a protein smoothie almost every morning as I love how easy it is to add fruits and veggies along with supplements to my favorite protein powder. I also add protein powder to baked goods so my younger boys can get the needed protein as they don't consume a lot of protein beyond peanut butter. My youngest loves eating fruits and veggies and the next youngest will eat crackers all day if I let him. So this mom sneaks protein into their food. So this tropical parfait is a perfect snack to sneak protein powder into. This parfait is best made several hours before eating so the chia seeds have a chance to swell and make the milk thicker like yogurt. This parfait is loaded with lots of protein, fiber, and vitamin C so it can be served for breakfast or a healthy snack.

Tropical Coconut Mango Protein Parfait With Chia Seeds
     Makes 2 servings
Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk ( the kind for drinking that is sold near milk)
1 scoop Genuine Health Coconut Cream fermented GREEK YOGURT proteins+
1 cup chopped mango
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut flakes or granola

Place the coconut milk and protein powder in a shaker bottle and shake well to mix. Add the chia seed to the shaker container and shake well. Place the container in the fridge for a couple of hours so it can thicken. Then layer the thicken protein power milk with the mango pieces in two dishes. Sprinkle some granola or coconut flakes on top before serving.

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 Get the recipe for the Fruit and Chia Peach Fruit Cup here.

13 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious and like something that my daughter would love! What a great healthy choice.

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  2. I have a bunch of chia seeds that I really should use more!! This looks amazing! *-*

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  3. Oh my goodness yes please, this sounds absolutely delicious. I love the fact you have used chia seeds in it as I always wonder what to do with them!

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  4. This sounds absolutely delicious. I love chia seeds very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Dang, this looks really good. I love snacking on parfaits.

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  6. I need to go shopping and buy everything I need to this delicious breakfast!

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  7. I tried shia pudding yesterday for the first time but it didn't convinced me. Maybe the one i has was not so good and i need to try another recipe! this could do!

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  8. I just recently started enjoying chia seeds, so am always looking for new recipes to try. This one sounds absolutely perfect, and I love that you included the protein powder to make it even more healthy!

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  9. This looks so tasty and oh so yummy. Love it. Hope I can try some too,soon!

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  10. I've never tried chia seeds before, but it makes the partfait looks so pretty. This one looks delicious.

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  11. I love chia seeds! They do something magical to parfaits. Looks like a yummy recipe!

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  12. The parfais looks delicious. And I had no clue there is such a thing as coconut Greek yogurt. I have to try it!

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  13. omg you have no idea how much i LOOOOOOVE parfait. the lunch lady even knows to keep one for me everyday!! thank you for this !!wow

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