Choco-banana chia parfait with ALGARVE Chocolate Bark

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time --
Servings 4 servings

This parfait makes a great snack or breakfast for when a chocolate craving hits! Delicious and rich, it's got layers of vanilla-maple and chocolate chia pudding, slices of fresh banana and chunks of dark chocolate with almonds and sea salt. I often make a mason jar of chia pudding to keep in the fridge and pull it out whenever I crave a quick and easy dessert. This recipe also makes a great snack for the kids, and presents a perfect opportunity to add a bit more chia and fresh fruit to their diet. The gourmet touch to this chia parfait comes from the newest member of the PRANA family. ALGARVE chocolate bark is a mix of dark chocolate, made with 62% certified fair-trade cacao, a layer of crunchy roasted almonds, and a touch of sea salt. Try this delicious mix once and you'll be craving it for days. It makes a great addition to desserts, puddings, or on its own to make your coffee break a gourmet experience.


How it's made


  • 2 cups of homemade almond milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of hazelnut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 6 heaping tablespoons of whole black ProactivChia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches of sea salt

Gourmet topping:

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ALGARVE Almond & Sea Salt Chocolate Bark


  1. In a blender, mix 1 cup of the almond milk with the raw cacao powder, hazelnut butter and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to make a smooth chocolate almond milk.
  2. In a jar, mix the chocolate milk with 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Seal the jar and shake vigourously for a few seconds to mix. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then shake again. Let the chia mix sit for 30 minutes more, until it has the texture of tapioca pudding.
  3. For the vanilla-maple layer: in a second jar, mix the other cup of almond milk, 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, a tablespoon of maple syrup, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  4. Follow the same instructions for the chocolate chia pudding.
  5. Put 2 tablespoons of chocolate chia pudding in the bottom of each glass bowl or mason jar, top with 2 to 3 banana slices and a few pieces of chocolate bark. Add 2 tablespoons of maple-vanilla chia pudding and finish with more chocolate bark and few berries (optional).
Emilie Gaillet
Recipe By

Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.