|8 h||10 min||6|
|3 tbsp||Chia seeds (for Chia Pudding)|
|1 cup||Rolled oats- Gluten Free (for Chia Pudding)|
|1 scoop||fermented vegan proteins+ (vanilla), Genuine Health (for Chia Pudding)|
|1 tsp||Apple Pie Spice (more or less to taste; for Chia Pudding)|
|2 1/2 tbsp||Yoso Plain Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt (for Chia Pudding)|
|2 tbsp||Apple (shredded; for Chia Pudding)|
|1 tbsp||Maple syrup, pure (for Chia Pudding)|
|5 cup||Almond milk, unsweetened (or any nut milk; for Chia Pudding)|
|2 medium||Apple (cored & sliced 1/8” thick; for Spiced Apple Rings)|
|1 tsp||Cinnamon (for Spiced Apple Rings)|
|1 tbsp||Coconut oil (for Spiced Apple Rings)|
|1 tbsp||Almond butter (for Caramel Sauce)|
|1/4 cup||Maple syrup, pure (for Caramel Sauce)|
|5 tbsp||Tahini (for Caramel Sauce)|
|2 tbsp||Coconut oil (for Caramel Sauce)|
|4 date pitted||Medjool date (diced; for Caramel Sauce)|
|1 dash||Cinnamon (a sprinkle; for Caramel Sauce)|
|1 tsp||Vanilla extract, pure (for Caramel Sauce)|
|1 dash||Sea salt, fine (more or less to taste; for Caramel Sauce)|
1. Start by preparing the chia pudding. Combine chia seeds, rolled oats, protein powder, apple pie spice, coconut yogurt, maple syrup, shredded apple and almond milk into a large bowl. Let this sit for at least 6-8 hours. This step can be done the night before so it can sit in the fridge overnight.
2. Chop two apples into thin slices, approximately 1/8th inch thick and toss together with cinnamon and coconut oil until evenly coated,
3. To make the caramel sauce, place almond butter, maple syrup, tahini, coconut oil. pitted dates, cinnamon, vanilla and salt into a small pot over low heat and stir until everything is melted and mixed together. Once mixed completely, transfer to a small glass container until you are ready to make your parfait. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
4. Layer your parfait: Caramel sauce, chia pudding, chopped apples and nuts if desired. Repeat. Once complete, top with a drizzle of the caramel sauce and enjoy!
Contain a type of fiber called pectin that acts a prebiotic to feed the good bacteria in your gut. The fiber in apples also contributes to their blood sugar balancing properties.
Contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan that helps to reduce bad LDL cholesterol, balance blood sugar and keep you regular.
A tiny seed that contains heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as plenty of fiber helping to keep you regular. It's also a wonderful source of calcium and magnesium.
Although high in natural sugars, dates are also incredibly nutritious. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.