Watermelon Chia Parfaits

This fully customizable parfait can be topped with your favorite fruits, nuts or seeds! The chia and watermelon make a jam-like layer that complement the creaminess of yogurt. Filled with protein and healthy fats from chia, try this parfait for breakfast or mid-afternoon snack for lasting energy boost!


  • 4 cups (1 L) watermelon, liquefied
  • ½ cup (125 mL) chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) lemon juice
  • Yogurt of choice
  • Toppings of choice: berries, mango, kiwi, mint, toasted coconut, chia seeds


  1. Beginning by making a watermelon chia jam. To do so, combine watermelon, chia and lemon juice in a medium bowl and stir. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight, or until thick and jammy.
  2. In a small jar, layer 1 to 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1 to 2 tablespoons of watermelon chia pudding. Repeat layers 2 to 3 more times depending on the size of your jar. Top with fresh fruit or crunchy toppings of choice.

Source: watermelon.org


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