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Immunity Boosting Chia Seed Parfait

chia milk shake

Sitting here, in my home, mid-quarantine.

Hoarding TP & antioxidants, for the forseeable forever.  


This could go one of two ways. 

1. I could crawl into a hole and drown myself in pandemic documentaries and knock-off N-95 masks.


Or 2. I can get freaky with some kitchen staples, get on  offense and put the"health" in global health crisis.


I digress.

Ripe juicy mango (hi vitamin C), flavonoid-rich blueberries, immune-supporting black-elderberry syrup, creamy probiotic-packed yogurt and crunchy granola clusters make this layered beauty a quaran-ten out of ten in my book. 

Then again, coming from someone who's worn a robe past 10am for 3 weeks straight and is slinging dad-jokes like its their day-job, maybe don't just take my word for it.

Hope this jar of sunshine finds you well this week, my loves. Sleep, sweat, & suck down those immunity-boosting anthocyanins. We've got this. 

Prep time: 2+ hrs

Assembly time: 5 min

Makes: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk

  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 cup non-dairy yogurt (I love Nancy's Probiotic Oatmilk Yogurt - any flavor will do)

  • 1 cup sliced fresh or frozen mango

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 4 tsp black elderberry syrup (or sub blackberry or blueberry jam)

  • 1 cup low-sugar granola, store bought or my favorite homemade recipe, linked here


Begin by stirring together the chia seeds, almond or coconut milk and the maple syrup, and leaving to thicken in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is best!). 

Once the chia pudding has thickened up, remove from the refrigerator and fold in a few large spoonfuls into each of the two mason jars. Next, layer in some of the sliced mango, non-dairy yogurt, a teaspoon of elderberry syrup (or jam) and a few spoonfuls of granola.

Repeat this process - now layering in more chia pudding, blueberries, non-dairy yogurt, elderberry syrup (or jam) and another portion of granola. 

Top each jar with more sliced fruit and garnish with a sprinkle of granola.



chia milk shake recipe

For more disease-fighting & drool-worthy 

meal ideas, check out my other plant-powered recipes here:  

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