Just recently, I've received amazing, massive stalks of fresh red rhubarb in my weekly fruit and veg box. And inspiration struck! Rhubarb's tartness would be incredible combined with the sweetness and crunch of fresh pomegranate, apple, and dates.
This little parfait is a true gem. A dessert that feels completely decadent and scrumptious while being full of beautiful fresh ingredients. I wanted to keep this recipe 100% raw to celebrate the brilliant flavours and crisp sweetness of the fruits. Combined with the luxurious feel and vanilla flavour of the chia, it all practically bursts off of the tongue.
There are a whopping 3.7g of omega-3 fatty acids. Those little chia seeds--what a star they are. And because it's a low GL meal in a cup, there's no reason that you couldn't enjoy this parfait for breakfast, but I'd recommend removing the dates if eating in the morning to keep your energy levels balanced and add a bit of additional protein of one sort or another on the side to bulk out the 6g in the parfait. (I'm thinking some raw vegan vanilla protein coconut creme on top, yum--I'll get right on inventing that recipe!).
When it comes to the pomegranate, I admit it--I buy them already seeded. If you buy the whole fruit, you'll probably need a couple of pomegranates in order to make up the 1 cup of seeds needed for the recipe.