Recipe: Coconut Chia Seed Parfait

Breakfast Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chia seeds are wildly popular these days for their intense source of antioxidants, Omega-3s, and fiber. But to me, the small little seeds have always been a little intimidating to eat. How do I prepare them? I recently went to an organic farm-to-table restaurant that offered a delicious chia seed parfait on its menu. The breakfast was so simple and filling, so I decided to make a version of my own using coconut as the main added flavor. The recipe is so easy to create and a great breakfast to prepare the night before a busy day!

Total Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 serving(s)


  • 3 tablespoons white chia seeds (black is fine too)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey, plus extra for garnish
  • ¾ cup coconut milk/almond milk blend I use Blue Diamond brand
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut shavings, for garnish
  • Fruit such as mango or berries, for garnish
  • Sliced almond, for garnish


  1. In a bowl, stir together the chia seeds, vanilla, honey and coconut/almond milk(you can use any milk of your choice). Set aside in the fridge overnight.
  2. In the morning, heat a saucepan over low heat. Toast the coconut shavings in the saucepan until golden brown and set aside until cool.
  3. Garnish the chia seed pudding with the toasted coconut shavings, fruit of choice (mango, berries, etc.), sliced almonds and a drizzle of honey.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 267

Protein: 10 gram(s)

Fat: 15 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 21 gram(s)

Cal: 267 Protein: 10 Carbs: 21 Fat: 15

*If this recipe needs to be vegan, substitute honey with agave syrup and use a little less than a tablespoon.

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