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Last week I bought an ebook from a girl who I had met many years ago in Tasmania, but has since moved to Melbourne. She has a fantastic website called The Holistic Ingredient and has just released her first recipe book, The Nourishing Kitchen.

I have made a couple of the chia recipes in the book which were great and should be tried! Yesterday however, I experimented with her parfait idea and came up with a delicious tropical blend of my own. Until I read Amy’s book, it had never occurred to me to put the chia seeds into a blender. It results in a lovely smoothie texture.

Anyway, I popped this recipe on my Facebook site and got quite a bit of interest, so I thought I should upload it to my blog so you could try it too! You need to put the chia seeds in the fridge to soak overnight for best results, otherwise if you don’t mind a crunchier texture leave it soaking for at least 30 minutes.


3 tablespoons chia seeds

1 cup milk of choice

1-2 strawberries

1/2 banana

2 cm chunk fresh pineapple chopped

Juice 1/2 lime

1 tablespoon coconut cream/yoghurt of choice

2-3 mint leaves (optional)

Sprig mint and slice strawberry for garnish


Mix chia seeds with milk and leave in the fridge to soak overnight.

In the morning, pop in all ingredients into a blender and whizz up until you get your desired consistency.

Garnish with extra mint and a slice of strawberry (you could also pop some more coconut cream or yoghurt on top).

Enjoy x