Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait Now that all of the high-pressure holidays are over (ha!), it’s onto the Spring-y “holidays”! St. Patrick’s day will be here soon, so we can celebrate all things green, boozy, potato-y and mint chocolate! This time, I have a treat that is healthy, delicious and celebratory; so, you can serve it up as dessert or maybe a brunch-bite and not worry about crazy ingredients. Before we dive into the Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait, there are some fun things going on over here.

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It’s the weekend! Yay, right? Today and tomorrow are especially awesome because Vegan Street Fair is happening in North Hollywood on Sunday and it is going to be freakin’ bonkers. I’m an official blogger of the event so if you want to follow all of the awesome food happenings, check out my Instagram or Facebook! Today, I’m meeting up with some local bloggers/amazing people for a potluck/prop-swap get together and I can’t wait to socialize. Another massive event that I’m looking forward to is Natural Products Expo West, March 5-8! SO many awesome vegan products and companies will be there, along with vegan bloggers from all over the country to cover it. Will any of you be there? Let me know so that we can meet up!

Chocolate Chia Pudding

I’ve been shooting photos for Jess Nadel’s second cookbook, while gearing up to start the photos for Jason Wrobel’s cookbook simultaneously! This means even more time in the kitchen, but also less time for the blog. I’m very excited about these two books and have two others that I tentatively be shooting later this year. Hopefully, I get to actually do my own? I’ll let you know when that comes to fruition!

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Back to the recipe, which was seriously yummy. There are no dyes, nor highly-processed sugars, plus there’s an actual vegetable (spinach) in it! As always, there are the nutritional benefits from chia seeds, being that they are high in fiber, omegas and protein. Most of my readers know that I’m a huge fan of chia puddings/parfaits, as I’ve made quite a few of them for the blog. There’s the Blueberry Peach Parfait, Peanut Butter Banana ParfaitBanana Cream Pudding, Vanilla Latte Parfait, Pumpkin Pie Pudding, Apple Pie Pudding and Mixed Berry Pudding. Holy crap, that’s a lot of chia!

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding

This recipe makes two full-sized servings, but you could also divide the parfaits between 8 small glasses for brunch hors d’oeuvres or post-colcannon dessert. Since this is St. Patty-themed and all. 😉

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait

One Year Ago: Slow Cooker Potato Curry Chili // Two Years Ago: Warm Smoky Tempeh Salad // Three Years Ago: Banana Cacao Chia Pudding

 

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding
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Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait

Need a festive sweet-treat for St. Patrick's Day? Look no further! This Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait is naturally sweetened, has some greens in it and is downright delicious.
Course Healthy, Holiday, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients

Chocolate Pudding

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder depending on how chocolatey you prefer
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds

Mint Pudding

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds

Extra

  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs optional

Instructions

Chocolate Pudding

  1. Put all of the chocolate pudding ingredients into a blender, except for the chia seeds and puree until smooth.
  2. Place the chia seeds in a small bowl, then pour the chocolate mixture over them and whisk until combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 45-60 mins, and stir every 15 minutes for consistent "gelling".

Mint Pudding

  1. Put all of the mint pudding ingredients into a blender, except for the chia seeds and puree until smooth.
  2. Place the chia seeds in a small bowl, then pour the mint mixture over them and whisk until combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 45-60 mins, and stir every 15 minutes for consistent "gelling".

Assembly

  1. Once both puddings are of a pudding or jelly-like consistency, take them out of the refrigerator. Get two skinny jars or cups out and layer the puddings by carefully placing 3-4 tablespoons of each flavor on top of one another.
  2. Sprinkle some cacao nibs on each chocolate layer for an added crunch, and garnish with cacao nibs and mint leaves, if you desire. Serve chilled.

 

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Pudding

Have a great weekend, everyone! <3

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait

15 Comments on “Mint Chocolate Chia Parfait

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  3. So happy (and perhaps more than a touch jealous) to hear of all your photographic ventures and successes! Any chance you need an intern? Only half joking here. 😉

    • Hey now, when you’re in Southern CA, after all of your hopping around, PLEASE let me know!! I would love to have you over or go eat some tasty foods with you. <3

  4. This recipe sounds so fun and tasty. I went mad for chia seed puddings in the summer and forgot about them over winter. Now is definitely the right time to start “indulging” again.

    As an aside, and I apologise for nit picking, I noticed a few editing errors in your recipe text (not the preamble).

    In the “Mint Pudding” ingredients list you state
    “3 tablespoons of chia pudding”
    Should this read “3 tablespoons of chia *seeds*” ?

    Secondly, in the instructions for Mint Pudding, it looks like you have copied step 2 from the previous section without changing the words “chocolate” to “mint”.

    • Oh my! Thank you so much for pointing that out! I wrote this post up past midnight so I can see how I missed a few things. I really appreciate it. 😀

  5. Can you believe I have yet to try a chia parfait? I’m the worst vegan ever!!! Maybe I will rectify the situation with this recipe because, you know, mint & chocolate!

  6. I love mint and chocolate so this will be tomorrow’s breakfast!

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