When you’re on your tenth watermelon of the summer, you start to get reaaaally creative with different ways to use it! You’ll see a couple of watermelon recipes coming up on the blog for that very reason. The first of which, is this creamy watermelon chia seed pudding!
Creamy watermelon chia seed pudding? Sounds a little… strange, right? It sounded pretty strange to me at first, too. So strange that even though the recipe came out perfectly on my first round of testing, I had to make it two more times just to be sure that I wasn’t making up the fact that it was DELICIOUS.
I actually kind of had to convince myself that this was a good idea. And now, I do believe it’s my job to convince YOU that’s it a good idea, too 🙂
The base for the chia seed pudding starts by blending together fresh cut pieces of juicy watermelon, greek yogurt (Stay with me here. You can also sub in coconut yogurt for a dairy free option), lemon juice, and a little maple syrup to gently sweeten things up. The chia seeds are whisked in, and once their plumped up, the pudding is layered into little cups with fresh berries, and more juicy watermelon.
I’m totally ready to embrace the fall vibes that are setting in these days, but first, some superfood yogurt parfaits to celebrate the last of the sunny season’s beautiful berries.
in truth, this post was supposed to go up a week ago, BEFORE summer officially came to an end, but then you know, mercury in retrograde came along and my images were all posting blurry. so fun trying to figure that one out. thank goodness for the awesome community over at Food Blogger Pro who helped me sort everything out! community makes life’s challenges so much easier to manage.
but since these are so easy to make and such a perfect, healthy breakfast or snack, AND the farmer’s markets are still selling blueberries and raspberries by the flat, I’m gonna share this super easy recipe with you anyways.
let’s just say making these superfood and berry yogurt parfaits is like giving one last big hug to the epic-ness that was this summer.