Recipe: Mango Chia Parfait | MOBE

Recipe: Mango Chia Parfait

This easy chia parfait is a colorful, nutritious, and delicious way to start your day. You can even make a big batch on the weekends for easy weekday breakfasts. It's also a healthy afternoon snack or dessert. This recipe features mango puree and fresh mixed berries as a garnish, but you can use any fruit puree and fruit combination you love. 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Total time: 8 hours, 5 minutes
Serves: 4
Serving size: approximately 6 ounces


  • 12 ounces vanilla almond milk
  • 6 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup frozen mango

For garnish:

  • ½ cup mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves


Add almond milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup to a medium container. Mix well. Cover. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours. It will thicken the longer it’s refrigerated.

Add frozen mango and 2 tablespoons of hot water to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add more hot water to get a smooth texture, if needed. 

In small glasses or mason jars, add a layer of mango puree, a layer of chia pudding, another layer of mango puree, and a layer of chia pudding. Refrigerate again if you'd like a thicker mixture or immediately garnish with mixed berries and a sprig of mint and serve. 

MOBE kitchen tips:

  • Chia seeds are rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic fatty acids), which are important for cardiovascular health. Chia seeds are also rich in soluble fiber, contain plant-based protein, and are rich in minerals. 
  • Chia seeds absorb up to 10x their weight when added to liquids like milk, juice, and water. You’ll notice that the seeds in this chia pudding parfait swell and form a gel.

Recipe notes:

  • This recipe uses almond milk, but you can use another milk or another dairy substitute, if preferred. Using dairy or soy milk in this recipe will add more protein.
  • Customize this recipe to your taste by using any fruit you like. You can also use fresh fruit instead of frozen. Keep in mind that if you use fresh fruit, you likely won’t need as much water to blend it into a puree. 
  • Add a flavorful twist to this simple recipe. Top your parfait with toasted coconut, toasted slivered almonds, or toasted chopped walnuts. The options are endless. 


Nutrition facts per serving

Calories: 160 / Total Fat: 7g (9% DV) / Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV) / Trans Fat: 0g / Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV) / Sodium: 55mg (2% DV) / Total Carbohydrate: 20g (7% DV) / Dietary Fiber: 7g (25% DV) / Total Sugars: 13g / Added Sugar: 1g (2% DV) / Protein: 1g / Vitamin D: 1mcg (6% DV) / Calcium: 169mg (15% DV) / Iron: 1mg (6% DV) / Potassium: 91mg (2% DV)

Allergen statement: Contains tree nuts.

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