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Watermelon Chia Parfait

Deliciously refreshing, this Watermelon Chia Parfait is a light and tasty dessert or a snack.

Watermelon Lime Chia Parfait

Once upon a time, I used to be a big advocate of opposites attracting – I used to think, the more the differences, the more there is to learn – right?

I mean – if you prefer yoga to running, I would love to know why; if you prefer Ethiopian food to Sri Lankan, clearly I will be broadening my horizons if I tried Ethiopian too; if you parent your child differently, maybe I need to take pointers; if you’d rather sip on cucumber water than devour a Watermelon and Chia Parfait…well…hmmm…I guess I lucked out, as I get ALL the parfait to myself!?

Watermelon Parfait

But these days, I have a hard time subscribing to this train of thought, these days, the more the differences, the more the turmoil and distance and heartbreak! And, I am not just talking about relationships of the romantic nature.

The relationships I have, no matter if they happen to be with family or friends or coworkers, tend to thrive when there’s a common denominator or two or three!

Creamy Watermelon Lime Parfait

Take for example you and I; you could be a foodie who shares my love of watermelon, and, we could easily sit silently and enjoy this Watermelon Chia Parfait. Or, you could be a fellow food blogger who has been wanting to attend a Food Blogging Conference, and, to you I say – you gotta come down to Atlanta on Saturday, September 19th and attend SoFabU on the Road – with ME!

SoFabUOTR is a one-of-a-kind event that is filled with educational opportunities for us food bloggers! As I delve more into food blogging and join more groups and have more opportunities, the less I feel I know about it so I cannot wait to hear what keynote speakers such as Rebecca E. Parsons, Joyce Brewer, Summer Davis, and Nate Engels have to say!

SoFabUOTR is for one day, and one day only – and, that day is September 19th! It begins at 8:30am, and runs till 5pm with a happy hour from 5.15pm till 7:15pm ~ which is sponsored by Walmart Family Mobile. This year – Müller, Kraft, Mitsubishi, Johnny Rockets and iBlog magazine are some of the sponsors of this one day extravaganza. Please check out the SoFabUOTR website for the days agenda and to register! I sure hope I get to see you or Y’all there!

And…now on to the recipe for this refreshing twist on watermelon…

Watermelon Parfait With Lime and Whipped Topping
Watermelon Parfait With Lime and Whipped Topping

Watermelon Chia Parfait

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Deliciously refreshing, this Watermelon Chia Parfait is a light and tasty dessert or a snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon juice
  • 1/4 cup watermelon chunks
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional - only add if your watermelon isn't super sweet
  • 2 teaspoons + 1 or 2 more of whipped dairy free topping

Instructions

  1. I usually use a fork to scrape a half of a watermelon into "shards" and reserve the juice and used that for this and save the shards
  2. Add the watermelon juice, shards, chia seeds, lime juice, sugar, and 2 tsp whipped dairy free topping into a bowl and mix wel.
  3. Spoon into bowls an chill for 2 hours or more.
  4. Enjoy
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 9gSugar 31gProtein 6g

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rasakama

Thursday 13th of August 2015

The conference sounds so interesting. I really hope that you will have loads of fun :)

I love watermelon and it is so refreshing for summer. I have never tried this recipe before and I can't wait to try it. Thank you for this delicious recipe.

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Shashi

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Thank you so much! Btw - love the name of your blog!

fehrashley

Thursday 13th of August 2015

This is so fun! I still need to try some chia recipes!

Shashi

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Yes! Chia is like jello - only better for ya!

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Thursday 13th of August 2015

Watermelon is my favorite and I love to find different ways to serve it. These parfaits look so good! :)

Shashi

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Thanks so much Christin!

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