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Chocolate + Banana Chia Pudding

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I have some exciting news! Eat Smart is now available in the USA! My book was first published in September last year in the UK and due to the success I can finally announce that today it will be launched in the states in Barnes & Noble * and on Amazon *. I can barely control my excitement after waiting patiently for months!

So to celebrate, I thought I would share with you one of my favourite recipes from the book. This is my Chocolate and Banana Chia Pudding. It is very similar to a chocolate mousse, but is entirely plant-based and made from all natural, healthy ingredients. It’s so good I have even occasionally made it for breakfast! Who doesn’t want a chocolate mousse for breakfast?

It’s quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect to whizz up for friends after a dinner party… They’ll never know it’s made from bananas and avocado.  That can be our little secret.

I really hope you enjoy my recipes in Eat Smart! Please do let me know what you think by sending me photos on Instagram and Twitter, I always love seeing your recreations. And even better, please do leave a review on Amazon!

Find the recipe at the bottom of this page.


Where to buy Eat Smart

UK: Amazon*, Waterstones*, WHSmith*

USA: Amazon,* Barnes & Noble*


Photography by Kyle Galvin

*I receive a % of revenue from links with an asterisk next to them.

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serves 2


2 tbsp chia seeds

1 ripe banana, peeled

3 medjool dates, pitted

1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and stoned

2 tbsp cacao powder

125ml (1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or other non dairy milk)


  1. Soak the chia seeds with 6 tablespoons of water in a small bowl and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  2. Put all the ingredients apart from the soaked chia seeds into a blender and whizz until smooth.
  3. Stir in the soaked chia seeds and pour the mixture into two bowls or glasses. Top with your choice of toppings and tuck in.


TIP – if you prefer a smoother consistency blend the chia seeds too.

Topping Ideas:

Handful of raspberries

Fresh passion fruit

Sprinkling of coconut flakes

Dusting of cacao powder


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