Chia pudding parfait with a chocolate mousse topping is one of the best breakfast options out there. Additionally, it tastes like a delicious dessert. Yet it is so good for you. This chia parfait consists of creamy fruity chia layers followed by light and velvety smooth chocolate mousse. Vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, high in protein.
I love chia pudding because it is so easy to make and it is packed with goodness. Chia Seeds Are High Fiber and Protein Content. Moreover, they are loaded with antioxidants, calcium and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Nature powerhouse! Chia seeds paired with berries for even more antioxidants and a boost of vitamins will ensure a good start to your day!
Because chia seeds are almost tasteless the final taste of the parfait depends on what other ingredients are you going to use. My best tip for you is to use high-quality creamy coconut milk from the can! Canned coconut milk makes the creamiest and the most indulging chia pudding! If you are worried about calories you can use light coconut milk if you prefer. But it is still going to be so much better than anything that you can get from the cartoon.
My sweetener of choice is always maple syrup. On the other hand, if you want your chia pudding parfait to be sugar-free you can use stevia. To make this chia pudding extra flavourful and extra nutritious I used berry powders. Certainly, berry powders are really handy as they don’t go off for a long time and they are a really concentrated so you only need a tiny bit. These are two reasons why I like them.
But also they can be really pricey and you definitely don’t need to buy them for this recipe. The best alternative to powders is fresh berries! For instance here you can simply mash berries with a fork and stir in coconut chia pudding. Alternatively, if you want to go the extra mile and get the best-whipped consistency…You simply need to blend your favourite berries/fruits in the blender along with coconut milk and sweetener before stirring chia seeds in.
To top this chia pudding parfait I decided to whip a light chocolate mousse. I used secret high protein ingredient. Can you guess what is it?
The mouse itself is not the one that full of air bubbles. Yet it has a smooth and velvety texture and it is super chocolatey. Since I wanted to make this breakfast higher in protein I used silken tofu as a base for our mousse. Undoubtedly, It is a great ingredient to work with as it’s super versatile. For example here, I paired silken tofu with melted chocolate and cacao powder to make the pudding extra chocolatey. The final result is a creamy dreamy delicious chocolate treat.
What I love about this chia pudding parfait is the difference between the textures. Chia seeds in the fridge will have a chance to fully expand and chia pudding will get really nice and thick. And chocolate topping will stay light and creamy. So firstly, when you dig in you get a smooth chocolate mousse. Secondly, you reach the delicious sweet and slightly tangy from the berries coconut chia pudding. It is truly a breakfast that doubles as a delicious dessert!
Chia parfait with a chocolate mousse topping
- 150 grams coconut milk from the can
- pinch of vanilla powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 3 tbsp coconut yoghurt
- 1 tsp berry powder to colour optional
For chocolate layer
- 100 grams silken tofu
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- zest and juice of an orange
- In one bowl mix all the ingredients for chia pudding and set aside to thicken(15 to 30 minutes)
- In the blender or food processor blend all the ingredients for chocolate mouse till completely smooth.
- Divide chia pudding between two bowls and colour them with your berry powder(optional) or you can add mashed berries as well to flavour it.
- Layer the chia pudding and top with chocolate mousse and fresh berries if desired