Sunday, October 23, 2011

Choc Banana Chia Parfait- Vegan Mofo Day 23

Another healthy dessert. This uses the healthy chia seeds. I got the inspiration from Food Doodles but the recipes uses more fruit and jam but I liked this simple version

Recipe from Love Veggies and Yoga  
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 C  unsweetened soy milk (or use rice, almond etc) (I found we had to use lots more like 3/4-1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup or stevia to taste (I used agave)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix all the ingredients together.  It may take a little time to incorporate the cocoa, but eventually it will. After everything is mixed, cover and leave on your counter for 20 minutes before enjoying.  Or you can leave it in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day.

I then made a parfait by layering it with banana pieces

It reminded me of chocolate pudding with bananas that I used to eat as a child but is obviously much healthier. Btw, did you know that bananas should be returning to cheaper prices soon in Australia! I've really missed eating them after the floods.

Toby and I have eaten this for a few days with a few different variations.  It's a great dessert but also a great sweet breakfast for when you are rushed particularly if you substitute frozen blueberries and leave it the night before.


  1. I'd forgotten about the chocolate custard and banana childhood dessert - love chia seeds but haven't tried them in such a pudding - sounds great for summer desserts

  2. Even though I'm not a banana fan that looks delicious, I think I'd replace them with raspberries!

  3. i haven't had much experience with chia seeds, but this looks good enough for me to want to pick some up and make it happen! i'm up for a dessert that's delicious and good for me, too! score!

  4. I need to try chia seed pudding again! When I first bought chia seeds, they just never seemed to gel, so I've only ever used them in cooked oatmeal since. Might I be annoying and ask the particular brand of chia you use?

  5. I've got bunches of bananas at home so I am going to try this, I keep seeing chia puddings online but this'll be my first time trying it.

  6. Droooling! As soon as I find some decent nanas I'm there.