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Chia and beetroot mousse parfaits recipe

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Posh pots that look and taste sensational as a summer breakfast or light dessert

Chia and beetroot mousse parfait

These colourful pots from Bo’s Kitchen are packed with goodness and are the perfect way to enjoy avocado for breakfast if you have more of a sweet tooth. By now we’ve all tried beautifully smooth avocado chocolate mousse but in this recipe Bo Porterfield swaps out rich, and potentially sickly, chocolate for light fruit flavours.

Plus, beetroot adds more than just colour. The bright vegetable helps with blood pressure, fights toxins, boosts the immune system and can help improve digestive health. It’s packed with iron too so these pots are sure to help you wake up at breakfast time. No need to worry if you don’t like the taste, this recipe uses beetroot powder which keeps all the goodness without the flavour!

Top the healthy pots with your own favourite fruits, or new ones just in season, to keep them fresh all year long.

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Ingredients

  • chia seeds 1/4 cup
  • nut milk 1 cup, of your choice
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • dairy free yoghurt 1/2 cup, plus 4 tbsp
  • organic beetroot powder 1-2tbsp
  • Lemon 1/2, juiced
  • mandarin 1, juiced
  • avocados 2
  • maple syrup 4 tbsp

For the topping

  • figs slices
  • fresh berries

Method

  • Step 1

    Mix the chia seeds, nut milk and vanilla extract in a jar and stir well. Set aside, stirring again after five minutes or so. (Make this chia pudding at least 20 minutes before you want to enjoy the parfait, or prep the night before and keep in the fridge.)

  • Step 2

    Add the avocado, beetroot powder, fruit juices, maple syrup and 4 tbsp dairy free yoghurt to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Check the taste and add more maple syrup or beet powder as required.

  • Step 3

    Stick thin slices of figs around the inside of each glass. Spoon a dollop of beetroot mousse into the bottom of each glass then add the chia pudding. Now layer on the mousse and remaining yoghurt and top with fresh figs and berries. Any leftover mousse will keep for up to two days in the fridge (cover it with a layer of clingfilm to keep it smooth).

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