Chef Mune Kimura’s Vegan Chocolate-Chia Pudding

Chef Mune Kimura of the Postcard Café on Stark-Conde Wines outside Stellenbosch shares his vegan dessert recipe with chia seeds with us and it’ll have your guests coming back for more.


1ℓ soy milk

ripe bananas (approx. 360-400g)

120 ml unsweetened cocoa powder

120 ml golden syrup

200g chia seeds

Toppings: toasted almond flakes and strawberries


  1. Blend all ingredients (except the chia seeds) in a blender until smooth.
  2. Then add the chia seeds and briefly blend just to combine.
  3. Serve in bowls, topped with fresh fruit and toasted almond flakes.

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Leigh Hermon

A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.

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