Chia Pudding Jar with Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 7.50.43 AMI’ve been really into breakfasts that involve layers. I also like the kind that involve overnight prep so there’s less for me to do in the morning. I started this jar last night so today, all I had to do was make the smoothie and put the kiwi slices and granola inside.

My favorite part about this jar is dunking my spoon to the bottom and mixing the layers together. My perfect spoonful had some of the chunky chia pudding from the bottom, the slightly sweet, tangy strawberry banana smoothie, and some crunchy ginger papaya granola. I thought of the random kiwis that surfaced as life rafts, just waaaay better tasting.

Anyway. This is the ultimate digging for buried treasure breakfast. I would recommend making it if you want something quick and easy to eat in the morning, or if you’ve never *quite* grown up and love playing with your food as much as I do.

In other news, the French election is STRESSING ME OUT. Everyone is saying that Marine Le Pen won’t win because she can’t win, but that reminds me of back in November when everyone was saying that about Trump. I feel sort of powerless because I can’t vote (I’m not a citizen of France, as much as I’d like to be), but I hope that I can at least spread some awareness about what’s going on.

Here’s an article I read recently about the election. And here’s a video that is, while satirical, a pretty good summary of each candidate and the issues.

And here’s a completely unrelated song that I sang along to in the car this morning.

Chia Pudding Jar with Strawberry Banana Smoothie (from me, to you)


for the chia pudding:
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

for the smoothie:
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup plain Kefir
kiwis, skinned and sliced, for layering
ginger papaya granola, coconut, and blueberries for topping


Make the pudding the night before. Combine the almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a jar, whisk together and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, make the smoothie. Combine the strawberries, banana, and Kefir in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Place the kiwi slices around the inside of the jar, pressing gently so they adhere to the sides.

Pour the smoothie into the jar with the chia pudding and kiwi. Layer with granola. Top with more granola, blueberries, and coconut. Enjoy!

About Emily Wasserman

Bonjour! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. I'm also a home baker with a small business, Amélie Bakery. I'm a self-proclaimed francophile and love French pastries and baking.
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