Blueberry, Strawberry and Chia Seed Parfait - and Giveaway

29 Jun 2016

Blueberry, Strawberry and Chia Seed Parfait - and Giveaway

This parfait is vegan, gluten free and so easy to make! Super healthy and bursting with fruit, this is one of my favourite breakfasts.

Blueberry, Strawberry and Chia Seed Parfait


Phew! I am finally done! I am sure all of the students out there are rejoicing with me as well! I am done with school, marking and lesson planning. Well, that is.. until next year.

But until then, this means that for the next 2 months, I can stay at home in my pjs, read all day and make elaborate smoothies for breakfast. Or maybe even smoothie parfaits as this post would suggest.

This is going to be a great summer.


Blueberry, Strawberry and Chia Seed Parfait


One of my problems with the summer is that I buy wayyy too much produce. I see all if these beautiful strawberries and plump blueberries that I want to buy a basket full of them. But the only problem there is, it is really hard to keep these fruit fresh for that long. Even after 3 days in the fridge my strawberries look mushy and discoloured. And my blueberries don't stand a chance that long.

So here's my question to you: if you look at the picture of those strawberries above, how many days do you think they were in my fridge? One? Two?

Those strawberries were in my fridge for five days! And they still look picture perfect.


Blueberry, Strawberry and Chia Seed Parfait


But how can this be? You might ask. Well. I was lucky enough to be sent some food storage containers from Zyliss USA to try out. And I really couldn't be happier with their products.

I already knew I loved products from Zyliss because I have bought some of their knives in the past. But I didn't even know that they also sold food storage containers! I mean, check out their vast collection. Their selection of either glass or plastic containers will make any foodie go crazy! (With love of course!)

Even though school is over, I am thinking about all the things I can do with these containers when I go back in September. They are 100% airtight, 100% hygienic and 100% leak-proof, which means that you can dump some soup into these containers and throw it in your bag after without having to worry about it. ALSO, both the glass and the plastic containers are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. They have basically taken out all of the worry that I usually have when I buy food storage containers, and added some sweet bonuses also.


Zyliss Fresh Giveaway


Now it's giveaway time!

One lucky person will receive a 10 piece set to try out for themselves! This 10 piece set comes with 5 plastic food storage containers with lids, all in different sizes. See for yourself the difference they can do for your produce! These containers have saved me so much time and money already that I think I will buy more of these containers when Christmas rolls around.


Open to residents of Canada or the US only. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received these products from Zyliss USA, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.


Blueberry, Strawberry and Chia Seed Parfait
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Chia Seed Layer:
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 pitted prunes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
Strawberry Layer:
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
Blueberry Layer:
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
Topping suggestions:
  • Granola
  • Shredded coconut
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh strawberries

Directions:
  1. In a blender, mix together the chia seed layer ingredients except for the chia seeds. Pour the mixture into a small bowl, and mix in the chia seeds. Continue mixing occasionally over the next 5 minutes, then refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. In the morning (or after 3 hours), blend the strawberry layer until smooth. Pour evenly into 2 tall cups or 2  mason jar.
  3. Pour the chia seed layer evenly over the strawberry layer.
  4. Wash the blender out, and mix together the blueberry layer until smooth. Pour evenly over the chia seed layer.
  5. Top with your desired toppings.




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41 comments:

  1. Found your blog via ChickAdvisor! I'd love to win this prize because I end up wasting far too much produce (and I hate to admit to it!!)

    -Nikki
    Www.drugstorebeautyquest.blogspot.com

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  2. Another chick advisor find. Sounds like I NeEd these containers...great way to save money and taste!

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  3. Looks so pretty and it is healthy too.

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  4. Those strawberries were in your fridge for five days? Amazing! #awesome

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  5. I'd love to add these to my cupboard- I hate it when my produce goes squidgy in the fridge!
    Betty

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  6. I could use these containers to keep my produce fresh! Also, used your link from CA;)

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  7. I'm always looking for good containers! I take my lunch to work every day so they're a MUST for me.

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  8. I really like all the colors going on here! Pretty. I wish I could have had this for breakfast instead of what I just ate!

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  9. I want to win because I need new food storage :]

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  10. I am a vegetarian and these are a big part of my life in keeping my foods freah and tasty.

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  11. I have none since i moved into a condo, starting over since i had to down size and the ones i had were old and gross

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  12. Well lets just say im starting over from scratch and I need anything I can get especially something helpful like this as I take my lunch to work and a believer in left overs.

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  13. I would love to win this for keeping my food fresh!

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  14. I have only one storage container and I need more! lol

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  15. I need something truly airtight to throw my healthy lunches in my backpack. This is huge for my health to avoid joining others in the daily fast food lunch...

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  16. I like to win prizes to maybe win something I need or would like. Or that I know someone else would like.

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  17. I always pack my lunch and think these containers would really come in handy.

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  18. Looks like worth trying :) thank you for the chance in the giveaway!

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  19. I love making extra to save leftovers
    Flyergal82 at (yahoo

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  20. I want to win this for myself; I have changed my diet in the last 6 months to more wholesome, natural foods and less take out and processed garbage. This would help me make sure I take my lunch to work more often, prep meals at home, store fresh fruits and vegetables. Thanks.

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  21. I would love to win because I need new containers!

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  22. We could use some new containers. Hubby lost some of ours at work. ;)

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  23. these storage containers look super great!

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  24. to keep my fruits and veggies fresh for longer!

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  25. OMG, jumping Jupiter, I don't have any containers & can't afford it. Need one to buy bulk to save $. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  26. I cook on a near-daily basis and can never seem to have enough airtight storage boxes for leftovers.

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  27. I don't know how many times I have thrown veggies out way too soon because they went bad. I would love to win these so I can enjoy my veggies a lot longer without having to throw them away. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  28. I would like to win this prize because I do not have any storage containers.

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  29. I love to cook so storage containers are super handy! Thanks for the chance.

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  30. I want to win this prize because these could really help me organize my fridge better.

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  31. I would love to win this set because most of what I have right now is kind of mismatched, weird sizes and has iffy seals.

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  32. all our containers are tomato-stained. its time for new ones.. and to try and avoid that in future. @littlemmm michelle matta

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  33. I love your posts on Instagram! You look to be a great cook both main dishes and desserts love your cookies!

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  34. I want to win this for storing leftovers!!

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  35. I would love to win this prize because i could use some new storage containers.

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  36. I'd love to win to keep my food fresh longer. This would cut down on wasted food.

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  37. I'd love to win this to keep my food fresh for longer, I always end up throwing away excess food, it's such a waste :(

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  38. I love Zyliss products and have several; they all perform great and last forever. I'd like to add this to my collection.

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