HEALTHY BREAKFAST BLACK FOREST CHIA PUDDING

This decadent-tasting pudding can be enjoyed as a dessert, breakfast or snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups/340g pitted fresh or thawed frozen cherries
  • ½ cup/150g mashed ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 pitted soft dates, soaked for 10 minutes in hot water and then drained
  • 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
  • Optional garnishes: fresh pitted cherries or berries, slivered almonds, or cacao nibs

Preparation

In a high-powered blender or food processor, combine the cherries, banana, cocoa, dates, and ½ cup/120ml of water. Blend until completely smooth and divide evenly into two dessert bowls or glass jars. Add 1 tablespoon of the ground chia seeds to each bowl and stir until they are evenly distributed.

Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Serve as is or topped with garnish of choice.

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