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Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfait

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Looking for a refreshing, fruit-filled dessert this weekend? Well, Why don’t you give this Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfait a try?

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Food fads seem to come and go – and entertain us immensely in the process! Do y’all remember Asparagus Water from last year? It didn’t stick around too long, but, made for some good conversations about the merits of paying $6 for water with 3 springs of asparagus in it!

Then there’s “Soylent” which is a meal replacement shake that has been described as “the most joyless new technology to hit the world” hmmmmm…would you rather drink your dinner or eat it?

Then yesterday, as I was perusing the interwebs, I came across Vegan Sushi Donuts. These donuts are not deep-fried but are made by shaping sushi rice into donut form and decorations of black sesame seeds, ginger, wasabi, cashew mayo and avocado. Will these stick around like Cronuts or Sushi Burritos have? Or, will they go the route of Asparagus Water?

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One thing that won’t be a food fad in our house are fruity popsicles in the summer! After a day spent doing yardwork or while people watching from our porch (shhh…don’t tell our neighbors), an ice cold, Outshine® bar made with real fruit, veggies or juice, sure does hit the spot!

Recently when we were at Walmart stocking up on Outshine® bars, I noticed that they had a new Fruit and Veggie bar that were made with real fruit and veggies, and came in strawberry rhubarb, tangerine medley, blueberry medley, tropical banana medley, peach mango medley, and watermelon harvest. As all other Outshine® bars, these too were said to be gluten and fat-free. Further, they did not contain GMOs, or artificial colors and flavors, or high fructose corn syrup either.


As my daughter and I were putting groceries away and enjoying one of the new Fruit and Veggie Outshine® bars, I figured I’d make a smoothie with the tropical banana medley bar and some fresh strawberries and use this to soak some chia seeds in. The resulting chia pudding would make for one scrumptious dessert later that evening. While Chia seeds have been touted by some to be a food fad, they are definitely a food-trend with staying power in our home.

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When I told my daughter of my idea, she said she wanted something crunchy in her chia pudding and I spotted the jar of homemade granola on the counter, and that my friends, is how our chia pudding became these Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits!

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Have y’all tried Outshine® bars yet? If not, and would like to sample them, then check with your local Walmart store as there are sampling demos of Outshine® bars going on on the weekends of 5/21 and 7/14!

Happy Father’s Day to you dads out there and those mom’s who play double duty!

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Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfait

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Prep Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Shashi
Light and delicious, these texture-rich, Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits (with granola) can be enjoyed for dessert or even breakfast!


For The Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfait

  • 2 tropical banana medley Outshine® bars
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 4 whole strawberris + 4 strawberries cut into little chunks
  • 13 cup chia seeds
  • 1 banana sliced

For homemade Granola

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds


For The Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding Parfait

  • Add the tropical banana medley Outshine® bars, milk, and agave, and 4 strawberries to a blender and blend till smooth
  • Then pour into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds
  • Refrigerate this Strawberry & Banana Smoothie/Chia mix for at least 4 hours
  • When set, alternate layers of Strawberry & Banana Chia Pudding mix with granola (homemade granola recipe below) and strawberries and fresh sliced bananas in parfait bowls.

For homemade Granola

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix rolled oats, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, cardamom, almond extract, cinnamon, and flaked almonds together in a bowl.
  • Then spread out on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Then, mix/flip granola and bake another 15 minutes. Then let cool and break apart when cool.
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  1. Cheryl says:

    You don’t really mean 13 cup chia seed? Is it suppose to be 1/3 cup

  2. Pat says:

    Is the Strawberry & Banana Parfait recipe supposed to say 13 cups of Chia seed? Or is it 1/3 cup of seeds? Every other similar recipe is around 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup so 1/3 cup seems to make sense to me. Or am I missing something?

  3. This is the prefect Summer snack!! Looks amazing. Thanks #client

  4. I’m still behind everyone else in trying chia pudding.

    But wow Shashi, when I do it’ll certainly be one like yours. Yum yum!

  5. I love chia pudding! Strawberry and banana flavour sounds absolutely amazing Shashi. This is such a beautiful parfait! Pinned!

  6. The chia seeds make it look so light! And I would love those popsicles in my freezer 🙂

  7. These sound and look amazing, Shashi.
    Love this flavor combo too just about perfect. I could eat this all day, every day.

  8. So glad your daughter wanted something crunchy in her chia pudding! Can’t resist the crunch! I’ve always loved strawberry-banana and your combination of flavors and textures has my attention! These are divine!!

  9. Mira says:

    These sushi donuts sound interesting! Love the way you used Outshine snacks in this parfait! Looks delicious and creative! Pinned!

  10. So pretty with the layers! I love a good chia pudding and I love how creative you got with it. Fun for summer!

  11. Sometimes I swear I live under a rock. I’ve never heard of asparagus water or Soylent!! But I have heard of vegan sushi donuts.. only because I saw it on IG not too long ago. I guess 1 out of 3 ain’t bad? 😉 I am a huge fan of chia pudding, legit I have it for breakfast at least once a week. SO I am LOVING this one! Strawberry and banana is such a delicious combination, but pair that with some chia pudding? Oh boy, HEAVEN! Love it! Cheers, Shashi!! xo

  12. Mir says:

    Ohmigosh! I posted the article on sushi donuts in my personal FB feed and all these people totally pounced on me, and not in a good way. They said it was all looks and gross, and I was like, hey, I just thought it looked pretty!
    So food fads? Who knows. The cronut might be on the way out!
    But parfaits will last forever, especially one like these. Love Outshine bars, too!

  13. What a creative recipe, Shashi! I love a good summer popsicle, and the flavors of these new Outshine pops sound awesome! But now I’m gonna spend the rest of my day thinking about sushi donuts. It’s funny how many things like this come and go without making a splash. But then when one actually hits, watch out! I mean the cronut guy could probably retire on that idea alone. We need to figure out how to make chia parfaits a thing now…starting with these! 🙂

  14. Thats a beautiufl and healthful dessert. I love chia seeds.

  15. Asparagus water??? What the?? Wow, that just goes to show you how behind I am on these food fads. Lol. And I’d like to see a photo of these sushi donuts. I’m intrigued. Well, I’m certainly grateful that you’re here whipping up creative new healthy snacks for us to enjoy. I mean, it’s no asparagus water or anything… 😉 Hahaha. Love that you came up with this idea to blend popsicles into a chia pudding parfait. It’s so creative and fun! Thanks for sharing another awesome mother/daughter kitchen experiments experience with us. 🙂 Have a great weekend my dear! xo Pinning!

  16. Shailaja says:

    This looks delicious

  17. Those pops look delicious and so does that chia pudding! Love the added crunch of the granola, such a great idea.

  18. Hey Shashi – these parfaits look awesome. I love those Outshine bars SO MUCH! The coconut ones are seriously what got me through my recent bout of strep throat. That’s all I had for nearly 48 hours. And they tasted fabulous. So many great flavors to try. I really want to try the fruit and veggie ones too. Hope you and your girl have the best weekend ever – love ya. XO

  19. Taylor Kiser says:

    You have hit it out of the park with these beauties!! Now if I could only reach through this screen and grab one – I’d be a happy girl!!

  20. Oh my gosh – I love the layers!!! This is perfect!

  21. Those outshine bars look great!!! I’ve never tried them but now I’m going to pick some of those up. That parfait looks delicious!

  22. Okay, I am happy to say I missed out on the asparagus water fad.
    What a clever idea to use the popsicles (or fruit bars if you will) in a smoothie and then again in a parfait. I don’t think I would have thought to do that! Beautiful.

  23. I really do need to try chia pudding! Love the layers in this – would make a lovely summer treat!

  24. Your dessert not only is healthy but it looks so pleasing that I could devour the whole glass right now.

  25. Oh whata brilliant idea to blend in a popsicle to a lunch dessert. This will be the rage in my house this sumer.m

  26. These chia parfait look delicious and the freshness from the strawberry is perfect for the summer!! And banana addition is absolutely — perfect for summer! I love it! Will definitely try it soon!

  27. My 2 year old loves chia pudding! Definitely going to try this out!

  28. I too love all the beautiful and delicious layers!

  29. They look so perfect! Love those layers.
    Hope your summer is off to a great start Shashi!