Chocolate Vanilla Chia Popsicles with Cherry Mash
2 cups almond milk (or oat milk or coconut milk)
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp + 4 tbsp white or black chia seedsv
3 tbsp carob powder or raw cocoa powder
2 tbsp almond butter (or tahini)
3 fresh dates, pitted + 1 cup cherries
Place almond milk, sunflower seeds, bananas and vanilla extract into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour about ⅓ of the mixture into a bowl or jar and stir in half of the chia seeds. Leave to thicken. Add carob/ raw cocoa powder, almond butter and dates into a blender and blend with the remaining mixture until smooth. Pour the mixture into another bowl and stir in the remaining chia seeds. Leave to thicken for about 15 minutes.
Mash cherries with a fork on a plate and set them aside.
Spoon some chocolate mixture into popsicle molds, add in some cherry mash and fill the molds with the white mixture. Stir a couple of times, add in the popsicle sticks and place into a freezer and freeze for about 2 hours or until the popsicles are totally frozen.