Gut Friendly Cranberry Yogurt Parfait

Gut friendly parfait

Gut Friendly Cranberry Yogurt Parfait

Need a gut friendly high protein💪 snack with antioxidants as well as prebiotics & probiotics? I got you🙃

Store bought yogurts often times have a tremendous amount of added sugars, which when eaten excessively, can lead to a disruption in gut microbiome balance. Making chia jam is a great way to control how much added sugar you are consuming while still satisfying your sweet cravings.

This parfait is made with my favorite chia jam using tart & festive cranberries!👏

Cranberries are rich in the antioxidants anthocyanins and flavanols, which contribute to their anti-inflammatory properties (& gorge color)😍

Cranberries are also unique in that they contain A-type proanthocyanidins, which have been linked to decreasing bad bacteria and promoting urinary and gut health. 🙌

To give this jam a gel like texture, chia seeds were used as a thickener. Chia 🌱seeds contain prebiotics, which help feed the beneficial flora in the gut microbiome and help them thrive!

The yogurt 🥣used in the recipe contains live active cultures, which is another way of describing probiotics! Probiotics have been widely studied for their benefits on gut & immune health (+ more)!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup yogurt with live active cultures (I used organic plain greek)
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes to garnish


  1. Heat all ingredients for jam in a saucepan until cranberries burst and the mixture has a jam like consistency (5-6 minutes). Transfer to a glass jar and refrigerate until cool. Layer jam with yogurt and top with coconut flakes. Enjoy!

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