This nutrient-dense dessert jar will make you smile

This chocolate treat isn’t only divinely decadent, but boasts a host of superfood ingredients such as honey from The True Honey Co., who make a high-quality manuka honey that has wonderful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It’s also New Zealand-made and ethically harvested. Chia seeds are a hero ingredient, as well as being on-trend right now. These little powerhouses are a great source of protein, fibre and omega 3, just to name some benefits. However, the ultimate hero will be you, if you whip this recipe up for a loved one.

1 banana
¼ cup cacao powder
2 tbsp cashew butter
1 cup cashew or almond milk
¼ tsp vanilla bean powder
½ cup filtered water
1 tsp rice malt syrup
1 tsp honey
¼ cup chia seeds (you can use Chia Sisters chia seeds)
pinch of Himalayan salt

To garnish 

2 tbsp coconut yoghurt

chocolate, shaved
½ tsp cacao powder

Place all the ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender (we used a Vitamix). Mix until smooth then place the mixture in a bowl. Stir the chia seeds through the mixture. 

Leave mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes so the chia seeds can plump up. Swirl yoghurt around the inside of a clean jar, then pour in the mixture to give a marbled look. Top with shaved chocolate and a dusting of cacao powder. 

Recipe published in Rachel book Balance: Food, Health + Happiness, which boasts 30 nourishing recipes created by Rachel – and also 30 global experts sharing science-backed wisdom on how to live healthier and happier. Find out about the book HERE

Balance includes experts from psychologists, nutritionists, professors, doctors, coaches, researchers, a top global happiness researcher + 30 nourishing recipes.

Photography Aimee Finlay-Magne. Styling Aimee Finlay-Magne and Maria Fernandez Salom. Recipe published in Good magazine where Rachel creates the healthy recipes each issue.