I am so excited to share this new recipe with you all today. It’s a reminder that, even though I’ve given up sweet treats with my healthy lifestyle change, I don’t have to give up creating healthy treats that still taste amazing. And now it’s better because I can enjoy them guilt free!
You’re going to love today’s recipe.
I jumped on the chia seed bandwagon a few months ago and haven’t looked back. I love using chia seeds in smoothies (a great way to add nutrients and help you stay satisfied for longer) and recently, I discovered the incredibly awesome chia seed pudding.
If you haven’t tried chia seed pudding before, just know that it has a different texture than regular pudding. Me? I loved it from the start.
About a month ago, I played around with a few ideas and came up with my own recipe, using two favorite ingredients.
Coconut Banana Chia Seed Pudding is light and creamy and so deliciously good, you’ll want to say goodbye to regular ol’ pudding forever.
It’s also super easy to make. You simply whip everything together in the blender and chill for a couple hours. Boom! You’ve got a nutritious snack!
You can enjoy this satisfying healthy snack anytime of the day – you could even make Coconut Banana Chia Seed Pudding the night before and enjoy it as a healthy filling breakfast!
1.5 cups coconut almond milk (or regular almond milk)
2 large bananas, cut into chunks
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1/3 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened) + extra for garnish
Set aside 1 banana and put everything else (except the coconut flakes for garnish) into your blender…
…and blend until smooth.
Add the remaining banana chunks…
…and pulse once or twice. (This will leave tasty chunks of banana throughout your pudding.)
Pour into a bowl or container and cover.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or longer, until thickened.
Coconut Banana Chia Seed Pudding
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 155
- 1.5 cups coconut almond milk (or regular almond milk)
- 2 large bananas, cut into chunks
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened) + extra for garnish
- Put all the ingredients (except for 1 banana and coconut flakes for garnish) into a blender and blend until smooth
- Add the remaining banana (cut into chunks) and pulse once or twice.
- Pour into a bowl or container and cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours or longer, until thickened.
- Serving Size: 2
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