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Chocolate Chia & Raspberry Parfait

I realize that we have shared a couple of quick parfaits here before but it is quite nice to have a few different desserts to choose between when late night cravings set in. Our Apple Crunch Parfait seems to have become quite popular (not only in our house) and this new parfait is just as good. Easily explained, it’s a chai spiced chocolate chia pudding topped with a lush and creamy raspberry mousse made from only 3 ingredients! It’s one of those happy coincidences when a really simple recipe also turns out to be deliciously addictive. I could eat the mousse with a spoon straight from the food processor (and I do when David isn’t watching) but turning it into a parfait feels a little classier. This is usually served a sweet snack or simple dessert in our family but I guess it could be a pretty awesome breakfast as well.


We claim that this is an easy one to make. As a matter of fact, it is so simple that even Isac, our 18-months old toddler, can make it (well kind of). Just press play on this little video below and you’ll see for yourselves!

Chia pudding is one of Isac’s newest obsessions. I can’t believe his shirt looks so clean on these photos as he normally pour those jelly seeds all over himself in an attempt to gobble a full glass in less than five seconds. He sure is a speed eating little monkey.


Chai & Chocolate Chia & Raspberry Parfait
Serves 2

Chai & Chocolate Chia Pudding
3 tbsp chia seeds

250 ml / 1 cup plant milk of choice (oat milk, almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk) 
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp grund clove
1-2 tsp cacao powder
1 pinch sea salt

Raspberry Mousse
1 ripe avocado, stoned
200 g / 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries (thawed) or fresh
4-5 soft dates, pitted

8 fresh raspberries

2 tsp nut butter (we used cashew nut butter)
1 tbsp desiccated coconut (unsweetened)

Whisk together chia seeds and plant milk in a bowl. Measure the spices into a small bowl, stir and then add them to the chia mixture along with cacao powder and salt. Whisk until all is mixed and there are no lumps. Leave to soak for 30 minutes, whisk one or two times in between to make sure it stays smooth. Prepare the raspberry mousse while the chia pudding is becoming thicker. Add raspberries, avocado and dates to a food processor. Run on high speed until smooth. Layer the chocolate & chai chia pudding with the raspberry mousse into two glasses or jars. Keeps in the fridge for 2-3 days in sealed jars without the topping.



  1. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 10:57 | #

    I can’t believe you’re using avocado in the raspberry mousse: it seems so clever! I can’t wait to see what it tastes like. I really love the photos, gorgeous as always.

  2. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 11:23 | #

    Just have to try this :) Beautiful pictures!

  3. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 11:55 | #

    This does looks great, I think I’d make the chai part the night before and maybe add some porridge oats and a banana to it and then have it for breakfast with the suggested nut butter.

    The parfait looks amazing and if I was feeling particularly organised I’d make this too. In the week the only way I manage to have a healthy breakfast is if I make it the night before and I just have to grab it and go.

    I shall add this to my list of morning breakfasts and if I prepare it this Sunday, it might make Monday morning that little bit easier!

    • Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 00:30 | #

      Great idea, can’t think of a better treat to lighten up a Monday morning!

  4. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 11:59 | #

    Wow, this looks incredible and the video is exceptional! And also, Isac is so beyond word adorable! Your blog is such an inspiration!!!

  5. U.
    Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 12:24 | #

    Ripe avocados being tough to find these days, any good alternatives there, plant or dairy based?

    • Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 00:29 | #

      Hi U. We have only made it with avocado but I’m sure there are lots of options that you can try. If you can find frozen avocado, that would work. A banana would probably work as well but then perhaps use less dates? Let us know if you come up with something good!

      • U.
        Posted 10 Mar ’16 at 10:09 | #

        David, it worked pretty great. Thanks. U.

  6. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 12:49 | #

    Love that your lil’ guy is cooking with you! And this is such a beautiful parfait…so many colors and chock full of nutrition!

  7. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 13:10 | #

    ME encanta!!!!!

  8. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 13:24 | #

    Love, love, love this! Your family is the cutest. And this chia parfait looks divine!

  9. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 14:22 | #

    Ok, that’s pure awesomeness in a glass… I. Want. It. Now. Kind of. ?

  10. Joana
    Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 16:04 | #

    Absolutely yummy!!!
    And overly adorable too :) guess that now the blog subtitle deserves an update: Healthy vegetarian Recipes by David, Luise, Elsa & Isac.

    Best regards!

  11. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 17:01 | #

    Love this, I’m currently on an autoimmune Paleo diet but if I omit the cardamom and substitute the nut butter with the coconut butter this will make a great dessert! And a beautiful one to boot.


  12. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 18:08 | #

    I have still yet to make chia pudding. I have no excuse. This may be the one to shake me out of my chia-pudding-less stupor.

  13. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 18:24 | #

    Wow! That looks amazing and your photography always inspires me!! Definitely going to try this tomorrow! Thank you! xx

  14. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 19:03 | #

    This sounds so delicious!

  15. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 19:25 | #

    Oh my word! You two make the most beautiful meals and most beautiful children! Win win :)

  16. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 19:37 | #

    This looks absolutely beautiful and I love parfaits so this will be added to my make soon list!
    Erin | http://www.erinelizabethmiller.com

  17. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 22:38 | #

    What a charming video! This looks so delicious and fun to make – simply can’t resist this one!

  18. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 22:39 | #

    Oh boy this looks delicious! Chocolate, chai and raspberries sounds like a wonderful combo. Can’t wait to try, specially the raspberry mousse. And Isac is such a cute little kitchen helper :) what a beautiful family you are!

  19. Deborah
    Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 22:41 | #

    Mouth watering, heart melting. Parfait indeed. Isac is positively adorable.

  20. Cathelijne
    Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 23:29 | #

    Wauw! Wonderful movie and lovely recipe! I don’t like cacao. Can I leave out the cacao? And do you have a alternative? Thanks for your respons!

    • Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 00:23 | #

      Hi Catherine, yes you can just leave out the cacao and either keep the chai spices or do a plain chia pudding. If you want other flavorings you can try adding some vanilla and lemon zest to it.

  21. Posted 4 Mar ’16 at 23:36 | #

    omg too cute!!!

  22. Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 00:09 | #

    Love the layers in the pudding and the video is just too darn cute – as usual!!

  23. Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 00:14 | #

    This is so beautiful! Love your video too! :)

  24. Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 02:39 | #

    May I just say that Isac is a sweetheart??? I wonder how hard it was to keep this chia seed pudding away from him! XD Another gorgeous and super easy recipe again, and I love it so much! I definitely have to get back into chia seed pudding!

  25. Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 02:56 | #

    I love your videos sooo much! It`s so generous to share you ideas and life!

  26. kate
    Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 10:47 | #

    Time to add Isac to your blog banner! : “Healthy Vegetarian recipes by David, Luise, Elsa & Isac”

  27. Amelia
    Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 11:15 | #

    I could definitely devour this right now, it looks amazing.

    Nourishing Amelia | Food, Health and Lifestyle Blogger

  28. Evelyn
    Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 11:48 | #

    Just had this for breakfast, my very first chia pudding. It was divine, I loved the different flavours of the chia seed pudding and the raspberry mousse, and the cashew nut butter provided that nice earthy flavour as opposed to the other ingredients. I also didn’t expect it would leave me so full, but I feel like I can keep going on this for quite a few hours. Lovely recipe.

  29. Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 12:55 | #

    That looks SO good, GOD I could do with one now I really could!! :)

  30. Posted 5 Mar ’16 at 13:21 | #

    Your videos and posts are so delightful! This looks so wholesome, have pinned the rhubarb and quinoa crumble too. Inspiring stuff!

  31. Posted 6 Mar ’16 at 13:27 | #

    Awww this video is the cutest! I bet isac & elsa loves helping out in the kitchen, stuffing their faces with all your delicious creations ;)

  32. Posted 6 Mar ’16 at 15:41 | #

    Isac is so, so adorable! Look at those eyes! I’m loving the idea of adding avocado for the mouse. Sounds absolutely delicious and indulgent! x

  33. Stefanie
    Posted 6 Mar ’16 at 22:14 | #

    Can you substitute any berry?

  34. Posted 7 Mar ’16 at 03:45 | #

    I want to eat that whole thing right now, these look so good!

  35. Posted 7 Mar ’16 at 08:09 | #


    That look so much delicious from the pics, wonder what would be the taste.
    Just can’t wait to taste that recipe.

    Thanks for sharing among us.

    Shantanu sinha

  36. Posted 7 Mar ’16 at 12:02 | #

    Absolutely stunning. I’m new to the chia seed world, but truly in love with it already. Thanks.

  37. Posted 7 Mar ’16 at 14:57 | #

    I want to recreate this right now! It looks super delicious you guys. And that video… too cute! x Ingrid

  38. Rikki
    Posted 8 Mar ’16 at 02:30 | #

    The pictures is what caught my eye right off the bat! I have been experimenting with other Chia recipes lately. This one is particularly interesting to me because late night cravings are a troublesome part of my diet. Anything that looks this good is most definitely worth a try. Your video makes me excited to try this tomorrow. Needless to say, breakfast will be good!

  39. Posted 8 Mar ’16 at 06:30 | #

    I love the Pictures and the videos! Awesome! Thanks for sharing among us!

  40. Trine
    Posted 8 Mar ’16 at 16:41 | #

    Can I ask where the blue dress is from? :)

  41. Posted 9 Mar ’16 at 10:26 | #

    I’ve made it for breakfast this morning, delicious !! Thanks for the recipe and the video is super sweet <3

  42. Posted 10 Mar ’16 at 18:41 | #

    They are putting avocados in everything these days! Awesome pics and looks like a great recipe to try :-). The little monkey looks adorable!!

  43. Jules
    Posted 10 Mar ’16 at 21:45 | #

    Gorgeous mini film….just made them, deliciously simple and all lined up in my fridge ready for a scrumptious breakfast!
    Tasting the mousse straight from the processor is obligatory by the way! Thank you once more for your culinary inspiration xxx

  44. Posted 10 Mar ’16 at 23:13 | #

    That really looks great!

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    Thank you :)

  45. Posted 11 Mar ’16 at 05:56 | #

    Stumbled upon this recipe by accident, tried it the same day, I have immediately added it to our “we have to make these more often” list. Fantastic recipe!!!

  46. Carolina
    Posted 12 Mar ’16 at 04:47 | #

    I didn’t have enough avocado, so I added some nonfat greek yogurt and it worked perfectly :)

  47. Suvi_B
    Posted 14 Mar ’16 at 15:35 | #

    This was delicious. But not only, all food “starring” Elsa and Isac make our twin girls like them much better… so please keep those beautiful photos with them coming! :)

  48. Natasha
    Posted 25 Mar ’16 at 04:39 | #

    I made this tonight, and it was so good! The only thing was I didn’t have avocado, so I just smashed some thawed raspberries and mixed them with a little quark and coconut sugar. I will definitely be making this again!

  49. Posted 31 Mar ’16 at 19:46 | #

    This looks so yum and I will definitely try it out soon. Can I ask where that jar is from?

  50. joanne
    Posted 7 Apr ’16 at 02:06 | #

    I just made this recipe, but mine didn’t come out looking as good as yours even though I followed the recipe to the letter. I used fresh raspberries, but once mixed with the avocado and dates, it lost that bright raspberry color and now looks like a muddied pink. How did you get the color of the raspberry mixture to come out so bright and colorful?
    Is the jar an 8 oz. size jar? I couldn’t tell from the photo and put it into 2 pint size jars, but soon figured out that was way too large.
    I sampled the raspberry mixture and it was delicious! Looking forward to eating this later for dessert. Thanks!

  51. joanne
    Posted 7 Apr ’16 at 02:10 | #

    Oops, I don’t know what happened in the middle of my post, but I see 2 videos inserted in my post that I didn’t put there. My question continues below the videos. Hope you can make sense of it. Thanks!

  52. Inga
    Posted 7 Apr ’16 at 20:58 | #

    Absolutely amazing! I made mine with frozen blueberries as I didn’t have any raspberry in the freezer. Such a good recipe- I love the chai and chocolate combination. My boyfriend even loved it and he doesn’t like avocados or chia seeds! You would never know this was so healthy! Thank you!

  53. Irène
    Posted 8 Apr ’16 at 19:15 | #

    Will try the recipe at the weekend but just wanted to say that Isac is just adorable!! I should be more patient in the kitchen with my own kids…

  54. Posted 17 Apr ’16 at 13:19 | #

    Such a nice raspberry parfait!! Such a yummy look :D

  55. Posted 24 Apr ’16 at 21:34 | #

    The raspberry Parfait looks amazing! I am always looking for interesting parfaits and smoothies for my husband as he is on a special diet. I will definitely give this one a try. Love your website…amazing photos!!

  56. Maria
    Posted 29 Apr ’16 at 15:31 | #

    just made it, it’s delicious! and the video is lovely!

  57. Hannah
    Posted 10 May ’16 at 16:00 | #

    Hi guys! I wanted to come back and comment on this post because WOW, it’s totally given me new breakfast inspiration for the first time in years. I pretty much had a smoothie – overnight oats – eggs+savory oats rotation going, and I seriously needed a new item in the mix. I have been topping this recipe with almond butter, medium shred coconut, and chopped frozen mango. SO DELICIOUS!

  58. Inger
    Posted 29 May ’16 at 08:27 | #

    It’s yummy and looks very pretty! Thank you for the recipe(s). I use your cookbooks a lot :-)

    Can I ask where Isacs sweater is from?

  59. Posted 1 Jun ’16 at 18:13 | #

    I love using chia seeds in my diet and this was a huge plus because you included chocolate :). Did you come up with this recipe on your own? That was super creative.

  60. alba
    Posted 2 Jun ’16 at 20:31 | #

    Yes to anything with chocolate!

  61. Posted 12 Jun ’16 at 12:14 | #

    It looook so yummy!!
    I will try it for my kids.
    I hope they like it.

  62. Posted 13 Jul ’16 at 11:39 | #

    Delicious and lip smacking. Use of Avocado is really unique. Really impressed.

  63. Posted 23 Jul ’16 at 10:21 | #

    I Love it very much.Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try on it myself at home due to my son always keep asking “father when my birthday could you please do this one for me as well”

  64. Posted 7 Sep ’16 at 05:27 | #

    I was mesmerized by this chia pudding. Very tasty and beautiful.

  65. Posted 26 Sep ’16 at 09:48 | #

    It looks so tasty & your photos are very beautiful.

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