Spiced Persimmon Chia Parfait for Weight Loss

By Chef:  Christine Roseberry
Posted: November 3, 2016


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This Spiced Persimmon Chia Parfait is so simple to make, requiring just a few ingredients, and tastes like a decadent dessert with all the makings for a perfect fall breakfast. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free and packed with fiber so it’ll keep you feeling full for hours. Even though it tastes decadent and sweet and is so filling it actually can aide in weight loss.

A diet rich in fiber is key for weight loss. Fiber keeps your digestive system working properly to eliminate those nasty toxins and keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer. It can also help you avoid the feeling of needing to snack and overall lessen cravings as you feel satiated.


  • 3-4 Hachiya persimmons* (tops removed)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon*
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Maple syrup as desired


  1. Pour in a glass jar the coconut milk and stir in the chia seeds.
  2. Place a top on the jar closing tightly and shake well to keep from clumping.
  3. Set aside in the fridge for at least 20 minutes up to overnight.
  4. In the meantime, blend persimmons and spices together in a blender until smooth.
  5. Pour half the amount into a large glass jar, or bowl, followed with half of the chia pudding topping the chia layers with a drizzle of maple syrup. Continue layering topping the final layer with fresh fruit like kiwi and another drizzle of maple syrup and optional crushed nuts or seeds.


Make sure the persimmons are nice and ripe almost gel like, otherwise if they’re not ripe it will give you a dry, cotton-ball feeling in your mouth. Add more spices according to taste.