Raspberry Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

A sweet, healthy treat for the kids, this raspberry chocolate chia pudding is 100% raw & vegan, made with fresh raspberries, chia seeds, and dark chocolate.
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This raw raspberry chocolate chia pudding is fresh, fruity, and rich-tasting. Made with superfood chia seeds this treat is packed is not only packed with flavour, but also fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants.


Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are a superfood powerhouse as well as unbelievably versatile. I often use them as a substitute for eggs in baked goods, sprinkle them on yogurt or granola, or mix them into raw energy bars.

One of my favourite ways to serve them to the kids is raw. When soaked in milk or yogurt these tiny, crunchy seeds transform into plump, gelatinous, tapioca-style morsels.


The addition of tart raspberries adds tang and an element of freshness to this rich, creamy pudding. Although a key ingredient, the chocolate can be omitted for babies under one year.


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Yields: 1 1/2 - 2 cups
3 tbs. chia seeds
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tbs. organic maple syrup
1/2 cup - 1 cup organic raspberries
1-2 oz dark chocolate (quantity as desired)


In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds with the coconut milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup. Set in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours or until all the chia seeds are fully softened and tripled in size.In the meantime, rinse the raspberries or soak them in a vinegar and water solution (1:3 ratio) for 5-7 minutes to remove any lingering pesticides or dirt.DSC_7858Scoop about 1/2 of the chia pudding into a small bowl or parfait cup.DSC_7861Top with the raspberries then garnish generously with grated chocolate.DSC_7866Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients.DSC_7886Serve immediately or let sit in the fridge to allow the flavours to combine. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
  • monica

    Lisa – your photos are so amazing. And I want to eat that!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thank you…I’m working on it ;-)))

  • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

    You should try to get into Food Gawker. Your pictures are indeed fantastic. :)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Really?! I never would have thought that they would be up to par like the ones on Foodgawker!! Thanks for planting the seed (and the compliment!)…I’m going to check it out!

      • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

        Your pictures are gorgeous. They make me hungry just by looking at them. And they inspire me to try more in the kitchen. I really think you can get into Foodgawker…Food is your passion and it shows.

  • http://berlinbythebay.com/ Jordan | Berlin by the Bay

    Yum! I’m so obsessed with Chia lately! I mean its delicious and healthy, how can you go wrong?!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      My sentiments exactly!