Back to black! Charcoal is known for its adsorption properties, and is said to aid in the elimination of toxins. Plus, the color is really cool. In this recipe, charcoal is used as a natural, healthy food dye (it has no discernible flavor). I’ve layered black chia pudding with unsweetened coconut yogurt to create a stunning black-and-white parfait. A topping of cherries and basil adds fresh color and flavor.


  • 1 cup almond milk 

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 + 1/2 tsp black charcoal

  • 2-3 tsp raw coconut sugar (depending on your sweet taste)

  • 1/2 tsp maca powder

  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt 

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds


  1. Blend all the ingredients together (except the chia seeds)

  2. Pour over a bowl and combine with the chia seeds using a spoon or a whisk.

  3. Place in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.

  4. Layer a cup or jar with the chia pudding and unsweetened coconut yogurt, and top with cherries and basil leaves.

  5. Enjoy!

Other Recipes

More Goddess Parfaits, Bowls & Nice Creams.