Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits — these delicious, protein-rich, light and refreshing parfaits are perfect for a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert.

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

I love chia seeds, they are a super food, full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber and they are so versatile. Ever since I first tried chia seeds this past January, I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting and creating recipes using chia seeds. I really enjoyed the Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding I made last month and thought a chai seed pudding would go nicely in a parfait.

After some experimenting in my kitchen I’m very pleased with this recipe that I’m sharing today for Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits. I love the combination of orange and vanilla, it is a classic. And eating one of these light and refreshing parfaits takes me back to my childhood summers eating Creamsicle popsicles at my neighborhood pool.


Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

There are only three ingredients in these delicious Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits and they are so easy to make. All you need is an orange, some chia seeds and vanilla yogurt.

I use vanilla bean Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a little bit thicker than regular yorgurt so it works well in parfaits, but you can use any type of vanilla yogurt that you like. These parfaits are so easy to put together and the result is so pretty.

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

These delicious Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits are perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack any time of day. These pretty parfaits would also be beautiful on a brunch buffet, or would make an elegant first course or light dessert for a special Easter meal or anytime!

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits -- these delicious, protein-rich, light and refreshing parfaits are perfect for a healthy breakfast, snack or light dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup vanilla bean Greek yogurt
  • fresh mint for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut orange in half. Squeeze juice from one half of orange into small bowl
  2. Remove orange segments from other orange half and add to orange juice. Reserve a few orange segments for topping if desired. Squeeze any remaining juice into bowl.
  3. Add chia seeds to bowl and whisk with a fork to combine.
  4. Cover and chill orange chia mixture in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  5. Once orange chia mixture is chilled, remove from refrigerator. It should have a pudding like consistency.
  6. Layer Greek yogurt with orange chia mixture in glasses. Top with reserved orange segments and a sprig of mint if desired.

Notes

You can substitute vanilla Greek yogurt or any other vanilla yogurt for the vanilla bean Greek yogurt.

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Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits

52 comments

  1. Cydnee@Tampa Cake Girl says:

    What a delicious and healthy parfait. Orange Creamsicle is one of my favorite flavors. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoying having you every Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  2. Karren Haller says:

    I am finding so many used for Greek Yogurt and the chia seeds when I remember I use them everywhere.

    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week.
    Have a great weekend, Karren

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  3. Cathy says:

    Looks delicious! I love greek yogurt! I have been wanting to try Chai seeds and this looks like the perfect recipe to try! Pinning!

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