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Chia pudding parfait with figs and juicy pomegranates

February 5, 2017
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This Chia Pudding Parfait with Figs, Topped with Juicy Pomegranate Seeds is pure heaven. Chia seeds have become one of the most popular superfoods in the health community. They are an easily digestible and versatile ingredient that easily be added to recipes.  I’ve only recently hopped on the chia seed train and now I am hooked!

Chia seeds are very easy to prepare. The dry seeds can be added to smoothies and juices, mixed into yogurt or porridge, or sprinkled onto a salad. You can also soak chia seeds in milk or water until they take on a chewy texture. Soaked chia seeds can be refrigerated for up to five days, so I make a big batch on Sunday evening to eat for the rest of the week.

Chia Pudding Parfait with Figs and Juicy Pomegranates is not only pretty, but healthy as well, and you can enjoy this layered dessert at any time of the day. Figs are not overwhelmingly sweet and contain a wealth of beneficial nutrients, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chloride.

Figs are readily available from specialist fruit and veg retailers as well as from most supermarkets, during the South African summer season

Serves two


3-4 tablespoons chia seeds

1 small cup of almond milk/milk of your choice

4 medium-sized fresh figs, sliced

2-4 heaped tablespoons of full cream Greek or Bulgarian yoghurt

Handful of pomegranate arils (seeds), fresh or frozen

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Place chia seeds in a container and add a cup of milk.  Stir well, cover with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The following day, place an equal number of fig slices into two cups, small bowls or jars. Add half the chia ‘pudding’ (soaked seeds) to each, followed by the yoghurt. Divide up the remaining chia pudding and add. Top with pomegranate arils. Serve and enjoy!

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Let me know if you try out this recipe and remember to take a picture and tag me on FacebookInstagram and twitter using the #naturallytescha. I love seeing what you come up with.


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  • Reply MumsDailyPh February 6, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Oh this one looks good. Chia seeds are becoming addictive these days. I wanna try this at home. However, i don’t know where to get those fig. The local supermarkets here near my place sucks in supplies. Everything was very basic and sometimes i really have to go to Alabang supermarket to get what i needed.. thanks for sharing this by the way 🙂

  • Reply Mirriam February 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Chia seeds are indeed a healthy food to eat. Your recipe looks so balanced. The sour pomengranates are tamed by the sweetness of milk and fig. I can almost taste it! Some people add chia seeds to overnight oatmeal as well.

  • Reply cieri of February 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I think I just saw this in an Instagram post. This is an easy-to-make, healthy snack. Any alternatives you can suggest aside from
    pomegranates? Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Maaya Legaspi February 7, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Chia seeds are really great. Plus if im not mistaken, it helps in weight loss. I would love to try out this recipe soon! Looks like a really delicious healthy snack. I dont know where to get fig so i’ll just have an alternative for that.

  • Reply Kcalpesh Ajugia February 7, 2017 at 5:38 am

    The chia seeds are mostly enjoyed because of its smooth and jelly like feel in the mouth. And considering these very tiny looking seeds are packed with a whole lot of nutrition in terms of fiber, protein, calcium and zinc and all these with adding up to only a little in terms of calories it makes up for a healthy dessert I feel. Will be trying this out.

  • Reply Veeyah | The Indy Miss February 7, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Hey! I’ve only gotten into Chia last year along with Quinoa, and they can totally get addicting. Yet another recipe to try to satisfy my appetite! Do you have an alternative for figs though? Our stores don’t supply everything I need hahaha. I can’t even buy hummus here.

  • Reply Cassey Yong February 7, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I love chia seeds , this reminds me of those overnight oats that I use to make. This is a good recipe thanks!! I don’t know where to get figs though, I don’t think I can get it in Malaysia…I shall need to search then.

  • Reply Bea February 7, 2017 at 10:16 am

    This looks good, pretty and healthy! I’ve always wished that I would eat foods like these but I have no idea how and what. It’s nice I’ve seen this post of yours. I love pudding but I’ve never tasted and know chia seeds. I’ll this recipe since it’s very easy, fitting for a girl like me who have no time to cook. 🙂

  • Reply Me-An Clemente February 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    My mom was the one who introduced chia seeds to me. I like it when it’s mixed with a smoothie. It makes it healthier plus fun since I have something to chew at. It can also be definitely made into a pudding. I know a restaurant which offers such. Anyway, I’m those who love to prepare their food will find this super helpful.

  • Reply Gessa Co February 11, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Looks interesting and yummy! I have read an article related to chia seed before I am just not sure of where I have read it here online. Anyhow, I am pretty sure that this isn’t just an ordinary dessert but also offers a healthy option as well. I am just not sure where to get those, though. But I am partly sure that it can somehow be found in organic stores, don’t you think?

  • Reply Nora March 4, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Sounds super delicious and healthy! I love flax seeds but I should do puddings of them more often. I like adding them to smoothies and porridges. Super foods are the best! Thanks for sharing your recipe and the photos! 🙂

  • Reply Meera March 6, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Oh I love Chia puddings. At home, we use Chia seeds in lemonade and sherbets. It’s cooling and good choice for the summer. Nowadays, chia seeds are becoming popular. Personally, I love your presentation and photos. Nice. 🙂
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    • Reply Tescha March 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you Meera 🙂

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