Avocado Cacao Mousse & Vanilla Chia Seed Parfait
Want a healthy but YUM breaky, sweet treat or dessert – well we have the thing for you! A rich, thick and decadent chocolate avocado mousse, layered with a creamy vanilla chia seed pudding and the occasional chunk of peanut butter and fresh banana. Mind blown yet? Keep reading…This wee cup is literally filled with every single nutrient that your body needs to thrive; Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, calcium and magnesium. Cacao is the highest plant based source of iron, antioxidants and is a natural mood elevator and proven anti-depressant. Duh, its chocolate? Avocado is loaded with monosaturated fatty acids, which prevents inflammation and have been proven beneficial on many genes linked to cancer. Avocados also help your digestive tract absorb nutrients from other plant foods in your diet! Win win!
1⁄2 cup of coconut cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp rice malt syrup (sub any natural sweetener)
3 tsp chia seeds
1⁄2 a banana
1⁄2 an avocado
1 1⁄2 Tbsp cacao
1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄4 cup coconut cream
2 chopped dates
In a cup, mix together the chia seed ingredients and set in the fridge for 30 minutes to soak up the liquid and expand.
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Layer the mouse and chia seed pudding in a cup. I also added a layer of coconut chips, fresh chopped banana and peanut butter and cacao nibs. Dig in with a spoon or just tip it all into a bowl and devour!
Recipe: Real Rad Food