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Luxurious Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

This luxurious parfait makes the perfect healthy treat for Valentine's Day - Or any other day really. It starts with a layer of simple chia pudding, followed by a layer of decadent chocolate pudding made with bananas and avocado, then finished with a layer of berry compote. It may sound fancy, but this recipe uses everyday healthy ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Chia Pudding

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

Chocolate Pudding

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (I like peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter)
  • Strawberries or berries of choice (fresh or frozen)

Instructions

  • Make the chia pudding (the night before): Combine the chia seeds and milk in a small container making sure the seeds are evenly distributed in the milk. To help the seeds soak the milk evenly, stir the pudding once after 10 minutes of soaking. Let soak in the fridge overnight. The next morning, stir the pudding. If the seeds were clumped up and the milk wasn't entirely absorbed, whisk the mixture to remove the clumps and let it soak another hour.
  • Make the chocolate pudding: Add the banana, avocado, cocoa powder and almond butter in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • In a small bowl, mash your strawberries (or other berries) with a fork to make a compote. Remove excess liquid if preferred (this might be necessary if you use frozen and thawed berries).
  • Assemble the parfait in two glasses: Start with a layer of chia pudding in each glass. Top with your chocolate pudding and finally your strawberry compote. Add toppings of choice and enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.