I was desperate this morning for dessert for breakfast, but minus a sugar high. So I whipped up this delicious Pear Chia Parfait with Cacao Mousse. Its really easy, filling, and took less than 15 minutes from starting to layering and digging a spoon in – and the avocado chocolate mousse is perfect on its own too if you want to make that as a separate recipe just double the ingredients. This is one to definitely curb sugar cravings with the healthy fats, natural sweetness, and cinnamon to help keep your blood sugar levels stable – perfect food to include in your diet if you are trying to lose weight (& keeps kiddies and the likes very happy as a healthy snack or dessert). Plus it is good for your digestive system with those super helpful chia seeds and psyllium husks cleaning everything along the way and keeping you regular.
Time to get eating this parfait (all the creamy-ness of a parfait from the avocado mousse without the nasty inflammatory dairy additives!)
Serves 2 – Ingredients:
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk (or any nut milk or plain water)
Pear Layer (note: you can do any fruit you prefer):
1.5 tsps psyllium husk powder (this is key to making this a thick gel like layer)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup water
Chocolate Mousse Layer:
1 avocado (seed and skin removed)
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1-2 Tbsp coconut sugar (to your sweetness preference)
pinch sea salt optional
Anything you like – best options: pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, flaxseed, berries, nuts, chopped dates.
- Start by mixing the chia layer by mixing the chia seeds with the coconut milk and stirring every few minutes between making the other layers.
- In a blender add the pear, cinnamon and water and whilst blending slowly sprinkle the psyllium in (to avoid clumps). Scoop out in to a bowl – the psyllium will start thickening the mixture in minutes (add more if needed).
- In a blender add all the mousse ingredients and blend till combined (note: I left the leftovers of the pear goodness in because it not only adds some flavour but also means less clean up).
- Start layering in 2 glasses or jars (aiming for about 1/4 of the mix each layer as you aim for 2 layers in each glass), add some toppings, then enjoy!
If you like this leave a comment below, or if you make it tag me on Instagram @catelliott_food.yoga.health
With so much love,