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Meal TypeBreakfast

Use Superfoods to Boost Your Yoga Practice: Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Parfait

Have you ever noticed that your yoga friends appreciate high quality food and can be pretty particular about what they eat?

That’s because when food is high quality, you digest it better! And when your digestion is good, you feel light and free, which is a good thing for a yoga practice.


  • 2 cups frozen organic wild blueberries
  • ¼ cup water (to make the blueberry mixture)
  • 1 cup hemp milk (blend 1 cup water with 2 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Hempseeds, and 1 pitted date. No need to strain)
  • 1 tsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Chia Seed
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup organic raw walnuts
  • A squeeze of lemon and lemon rind zest to taste


  1. Pour the blueberries, Nutiva Coconut Sugar, and water into a small sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and then and let simmer until it reaches the consistency of a thick sauce. If it contains too much liquid, it will not set properly with the chia mixture so continue to simmer if needed.
  3. Stir in a squeeze of lemon juice and lemon zest to taste.
  4. Spoon the blueberry mixture evenly into 2 glasses. Set in the fridge to keep it thick.
  5. Pour the hemp milk into a small mixing bowl.
  6. Stir the hemp milk, chia seeds, and vanilla continuously for 4-5 minutes so the seeds do not clump, then let stand for about 4 minutes to thicken slightly.
  7. Delicately pour the chia mixture (while it is still fairly liquidy) on top of the blueberry sauce in even portions.
  8. Allow to set for at least 4 hours in the fridge or overnight.
  9. Serve with chopped walnuts on top.

Use Superfoods to Boost Your Yoga Practice Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Parfait Amy Ippoliti
Photo Credit: Taro Smith

One of the keys to great digestion and regularity is eating clean, organic superfoods high in fiber. The good news is that you don’t have to eat prunes and flaxseeds to get the results you want. Although you could do that, why not have pudding instead? Chia pudding, that is!

Chia seed pudding has gained a great reputation and become a popular favorite on healthy food blogs, among yogis, and even as a dessert in major restaurant chains.

Use Superfoods to Boost Your Yoga Practice Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Parfait Amy Ippoliti Eat Chia
Photo Credit: Taro Smith

My recipe for this favorite puts a new spin on the familiar by adding a layer of blueberry goodness, more like a chia pudding parfait. Wild blueberries are a total superfood and we need to eat more of them!

Blueberries are not only high in fiber, but they have 4x more antioxidant activity than the majority of other fruits. They are loaded with phytonutrients and studies reveal that blueberries help heart health, memory, cognition, and can uplift your mood.

Photo Credit: Taro Smith

In this recipe we’ll cook the blueberries, because it turns out that cooked berries have about 70% more antioxidant activity than raw! In addition, being able to boil the water off reduces the liquid in the blueberry layer, helping the two layers of the parfait set properly.

Enjoy this super easy to prepare delicacy that is sure to help boost your digestive health and increase lightness in your yoga practice!

Photo Credit: Taro Smith

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