Candy Cane Chia Seed Pudding (Vegan, GF)

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Candy canes. Festive and delicious? Yes! A health food? Also yes! They are now with these vegan, Candy Cane Chia Seed Pudding parfait.


Perfect for a holiday brunch or dessert, these jars are sure to get whoever eats them in the holiday spirit. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make. All you need to do is blitz everything up in a blender, chill, layer and serve. Your fridge practically does all the decorating for you. You can spend your valuable time making your house look like a pinterest board while your kitchen takes care of the snacks.


Don’t be fooled by their adorable, seasonal appearance though, these jars pack a punch. They’re loaded with plant based protein, fiber, and omega-3s. With a mix of fiber from the fruits, vegetables (yes, vegetables! In your breakfast! Wild.), along with the protein from the chia seeds and silken tofu, these jars will help you start off your day on a jolly, healthy note.


These jars also make for a great meal prep friendly breakfast. Make a batch of them at the beginning of the week so you can get a taste of the holidays everyday!


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Recipe:

Makes about 2-3 Servings

Ingredients;

Red Layer:

280 g - Frozen, Dark, Sweet Cherries - Defrosted

250 g - Steamed Beets

60 g - White Chia Seeds*

28 g - Honey - Sub maple syrup for vegan

¼ tsp - Vanilla Extract


White Layer:

255 g - Silken Tofu

28 g - Honey - Sub maple syrup for vegan

½ tsp* - Peppermint extract


Topping:

Crushed candy canes or peppermint candy


Add all red layer ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend until completely smooth. Pour mixture into container, cover, and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.


Add all white layer ingredients to a clean blender. Blend until completely smooth.


In jars, layer the red and white layers to resemble a candy cane.


When ready to serve, sprinkle over crushed candy canes and enjoy!


Store jars in the fridge for up to 3 days*.



*Notes:

  • You can also black chia seeds, but it will affect the color.

  • Peppermint extract is extremely strong. Add a small amount, taste test and add more if needed.

  • The colors will run a little as they sit in the fridge. To avoid this, you can keep the colors separate until ready to serve.