Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding

August 17, 2014
Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding

Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding: a beautiful way to begin your morning–or end your day!

Parfaits are the ultimate pretty breakfast food—and with a little advance planning, they’re hardly any effort. This raw version is packed with superfoods—including berries, chia seeds, and maca powder—not only is it almost too beautiful to eat, it’s also beautifying.

Full of fiber and topped with fruit, this yummy cup will stick with you through the morning while satisfying your sweet tooth—no need to reach for that mid-morning vegan doughnut!

More on Maca:

Dubbed “Peruvian ginseng,” maca is related to the turnip. Maca is rich in vitamins B, C, and E as well as minerals iron, calcium, phosphorous, zinc, and magnesium. Increasingly popular with vegan athletes for its recovery-boosting quality, this adaptogen helps regenerate the adrenal glands and restore hormonal balance following stress. Maca may also ease symptoms of menstruation and menopause—including cramps and anxiety. Last but not least, this hardy plant boosts libido in both men and women. You’re about to enjoy one sexy parfait 😉

Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding

My fiancé’s scotch glass was the perfect size for this parfait. It seems fitting since maca naturally has a “malted” taste.

Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding


(Serves 1)

¼ cup raw buckwheat groats, soaked overnight (Place groats in a jar and cover with water. Store in the fridge until morning, then rinse well.)

(for chia pudding):

1 tbsp. chia seeds

3 tbsp. vegan milk

1 tsp. raw maca powder

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

stevia to taste

(optional additional toppings—mix and match, customize, etc.):

fresh berries

sliced banana

dried fruit

cacao powder to garnish

flax seeds

almond slivers

nut butter


dark chocolate chips


shredded coconut



To make chia pudding: mix all ingredients in a small container and store in the fridge for about 15 minutes. The chia seeds will form a gel out of the liquid, creating a pudding.

Mix buckwheat and chia pudding. Layer fruit and extra ingredients in a way that pleases you!

Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding

I garnished this parfait with shredded coconut and cinnamon.


Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding

Raw Buckwheat Parfait with Maca Chia Pudding


More Healthy Breakfast ideas: Vegan Cranberry Orange Granola

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Nutty Sorghum and Quinoa Pudding

Sea Salt and Tahini Cocoa Spread

Photos: Mary Hood


Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.


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