Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

In this Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait recipe, I’ve combined a classic chia pudding with a dark cherry + chocolate combination.
Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Ingredients
For the chia pudding:

  1. 2 cups homemade almond milk
  2. 1/2 cup organic chia seeds
  3. 2 tablespoons organic unrefined granular sweetener

For the dark cherry chia jam:

  1. 2 cups organic dark cherries (pitted)
  2. 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
  3. 2 tablespoons filtered/purified water
  4. 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice (freshly squeezed)

For the chocolate add-in:

  1. 1/4 cup Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips
  2. 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil

For the dark cherry add-in:

  1. 1 cup organic dark cherries (pitted)

Instructions
Prepare the chia pudding:

  • Add all the ingredients for the chia pudding to a Vitamix and pulse 5-6 short times, only long enough to mix the ingredients together, but taking care not to over process.  You don't want the chia seeds to be broken down.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes, or until it firms up.

Prepare the dark cherry chia jam:

  • Add all the ingredients for the dark cherry chia jam to a Vitamix and pulse or blend until the cherries are broken down, but taking care not to over process.  Set aside. I gave you the ingredient list for a full batch of dark cherry chia jam, but you won't need to use but about 1/4 of it for this recipe.  Just store the extra in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.