Red Velvet Chia Bowl Parfait

By Chef:  Christina Ross
Posted: February 5, 2013


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Christina Ross of says, “Chia seeds are packed with energy and you don’t need the Aztecs to tell you that, just try them for yourself.” Once you try this recipe you’ll understand why ancient warriors used chia for sustained and powerful energy! You’ll feel like conquering the world! This recipe takes but 5 minutes to prepare, is full of chocolatey deliciousness, is densely nutritious, AND contains a raw vegan cream cheese frosting…you can’t go wrong!

This recipe was created by Christina in honor of her birthday, but you certainly don’t have to wait for a birthday to celebrate life by eating dessert for breakfast!


  • 4 tbsp chia seeds(pick a color white or black or make a mix)
  • 2 cups almond milk (or your favorite dairy free milk)
  • ½ tbsp coconut nectar (or any unrefined liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (coco powder works too, just look out for added ingredients)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean
  • 2 tsp natural food coloring from beets or simply pure beet juice

For the “cream cheese” frosting:

  • 16 oz chilled coconut cream
  • 1tbsp meyer lemon juice (regular lemon works too)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean
  • 2 tbsp agave inulin powder (if you don’t have this stevia works or simply your favorite sweetener)


1. In a medium sized bowl combine the chia seeds, almond milk, coconut nectar, cacao powder, vanilla bean and beet juice and whisk until well incorporated.

2. Let the bowl sit for 10 minutes until thickened

Make the frosting:

1. In a large bowl or mixer add the coconut cream, lemon juice, vanilla bean and agave inulin and mix or whisk by hand until whipped and well incorporated. Don’t over-mix as you don’t want the frosting to be runny.

2. Place your frosting bag in a glass cup and scoop the frosting into the cup

3. squeeze a dollop of frosting onto your chia bowl and garnish with chocolate curls or cacao powder.

4. stick a candle in and enjoy!