This peach parfait is very simple to put together and makes an excellent breakfast or snack option. I prefer to buy (or make) plain yogurt myself, rather than buying pre-sweetened options. Silk Unsweetened Cultured Coconut is my favourite in-store option, although I love how easy it is to make your own coconut & probiotic version. Flavour wise the jury was out, one of my daughters loved the taste of the homemade version, my other daughter preferred store bought. I would like to play around with the coconut and probiotics I am using, to see if that makes a difference as I would love to create something that works for everyone. Store bought options are fine, but it doesn’t get any better than a recipe that contains all of two ingredients.
Fermented foods are excellent for digestive health, and peaches contain a host of different benefits, including Vitamin C and Vitamin A. They belong to the stone fruit family, and are also related to almonds. When I split open a peach pit I found an almond like seed in the middle, so this did not come as a huge surprise. Chia and hemp seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids and protein, which makes this a very well rounded treat. I purposely kept the sugar level in the chia pudding fairly low, feel free to experiment to see what works best for you.
Blend water, peach, ginger, vanilla extract, and maple syrup together until smooth. Add to a large bowl and whisk in chia until no clumps remain. Let seeds plump up for 20 minutes.
3 peaches, pitted, peeled and diced
1 batch homemade coconut yogurt (I like this recipe by Minimalist Baker) or 1 ½ cup store-bought
1 Tbsp maple syrup (or to taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk together coconut yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Add approximately ½ cup of the chia mixture to the bottom of a glass. Top with a layer of diced peaches, followed by coconut yogurt. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve.