Thursday, 3 November 2011

Chocolate Cashew Parfaits

Today my lovely friend Amber came over to watch a scary movie and eat delicious food. Usually we don't even like scary movies but for some reason this season has spurred an obsession. 
As for delicious food: my mother made some veggie burgers with whole grain buns and baked potatoes, onions and sauteed mushrooms - mostly organic. 
I made a avocado dish thing for myself, but couldn't resist the mushrooms, onions and potatoes... Mmm. Then it was time for dessert! My favourite thing =} 


I've posted this recipe before, but this time I improved it with some cashew cream layers and pictures! 

Chocolate Pudding: Makes 2 servings, though I could eat it all myself =) 
2 bananas
2 T almond or other nut butter
1 t vanilla extract
2 T agave (or to taste)
1/4 cup raisins (try to find no sugar added, ex. Sun Maid)
3 T chia seeds, gelled with water (explained in recipe)
Cinnamon (to taste, I added maybe 1 t)
Cocoa (to taste, I added maybe 1/6 cup or so)

Cashew Cream:
3/4 cup cashews
3 dates
1 T liquid honey
1 t vanilla
Water, as needed

Cover the chia seeds with water (maybe 1/4 cup or more) and as they're gelling, process the other ingredients until smooth. When chia is gelled - it only take a couple minutes - add them. Taste it and add what ya want. Set aside. 
For cashew cream, blend all ingredients until smooth, adding as little water as possible to get a pudding consistency.
Serve in parfait glasses, layering the pudding and cream. Topped with coconut flakes and goji berries and/or other fruit - Enjoy!

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