This fruit-based "ice cream" parfait is packed with protein, powerful nutrients and healthy fats for long-lasting energy and fullness!
Superfood Ice Cream Parfait [Vegan]
- 6 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 ripe peeled bananas cut into chunks and frozen (we did this in step 1)
- 1/4 cup fresh pineapple cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
Start with the chia pudding. In a bowl or mason jar, combine chia seeds and almond milk.
Once the mixture is well combined, let it sit for 5 minutes, give it another stir to break up any clumps of chia seeds, cover and put the mixture in the fridge to set up for 1-2 hours (or overnight).
Arrange banana chunks in a single layer in a glass container or freezer bag.
Freeze for 2 hours (or overnight, if you like).
Next we are going to create the "ice cream" part. Place all ice cream ingredients (bananas, pinapple, mango, lemon juice and spirulina) in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy (think soft-serve texture).
Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender, as needed.
Finally, we are going to assemble our parfait. Divide the chia pudding between two glasses and top with a layer of the fruit ice cream.
Garnish with fresh berries, lemon zest, or other toppings of choice, and enjoy!