Two things I love: good food and pretty food. This recipe is definitely both!
I start most days with a smoothie (try the delicious Survivor Smoothie) because I believe it is the best way to get a big boost of nutrients in one easy glass. And since I spend almost every morning enjoying these blended powerhouses, I am always looking for new ways to throw them together so I never get bored.
That’s the thing that’s so great about smoothies, though! There are about a million different combinations to chose from. Take this one, a blueberry-banana smoothie layered with an omega-3 and protein rich coconut chia pudding, sprinkled with some of my favorite superfood toppings! A winning start to the day if you ask me.
Layered Chia Pudding Smoothie Parfait
(Makes 1 Serving)
1 medium banana, sliced then frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Coconut Chia Pudding:
2 Tbs chia seeds
1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
bee pollen (natural energy booster, high in B vitamins)
hemp seeds (high in omega-3’s and protein)
goji berries (complete protein and high in vitamin C)
coconut flakes (healthy fat)
extra blueberries (antioxidants)
almond butter (healthy fat, vitamin E)
cinnamon (antioxidants, anti-inflammatory)
- In a small bowl, whisk together chia seeds, shredded coconut, and 1/2 cup almond milk. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, blend frozen banana, blueberries, and 1/4 cup almond milk in a blender until it reaches a sorbet like consistency.
- In a medium size glass, layer the bottom with some extra frozen berries and fresh slices of banana, then top with chia pudding.
- Now layer the smoothie on top of the chia pudding and top with superfood toppings or whatever you like!
I hope you all enjoy my take on this tasty meal and that it becomes your favorite way to start the day as the temps keep climbing up!