Chocolatelove: Banana Cacao Chia Pudding

I feel as though it’s been quite some time since I last made a chia pudding, I had almost forgotten about how yummy these simple dishes can be! It’s especially easy to wake up to a delicious pudding for breakfast after taking mere minutes to put it together the night before.

These types of dishes are so easily customizable, they’re a lot like having oatmeal for breakfast; you can make it with any ingredients that you like. For this one in particular, I choose to use a perfectly ripe banana for a little natural sweetness, some tart goji berries, and raw cacao powder to accompany the gooey chia seeds.

Completely nutritious and full of vitamins, this raw recipe could easily be eaten as breakfast, a snack or a healthy dessert.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana, Sliced Thinly
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Goji Berries
  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup Water

Directions:

  1. Place the banana, chia seeds, and goji berries into a small bowl. In a cup, stir the cacao powder and maple syrup together to create a paste, then introduce the water to the mixture and stir until it is of an even consistency.
  2. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl and make sure that everything is submerged. Leave in the refrigerator overnight or for 2-3 hours, then eat cold.


Or, for a nearly raw treat, replace the goji berries with a tablespoon of melted peanut butter (as pictured below). Peanut butter, chocolate and banana? One of my favorite flavor combinations for sure. If you’re trying to get into eating more chia seeds, this is a great way to do it!

 The bloghop, this month, is filled with so many amazing blogs! I love that I’m able to be a part of it, and continue to share the foodie love. Here’s a list of all of the bloggers that are participating!

Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose

Please join in on the #chocolatelove fun by linking up any chocolate recipe from the month of February 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #chocolatelove event! The twitter hashtag is #chocolatelove.

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7 Responses to Chocolatelove: Banana Cacao Chia Pudding

  1. i love chia seed puddings. bananas and cacao i’m sure made this taste delicious!!!

  2. So…I’ve never eaten chia seeds…would I get the same results from flax seeds?

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      I would say not. The flaxseeds might give it too much of a mushy texture while the chia seeds have a gooey bubble around them with a teeny tiny crunch because of the seed remnants. It breaks up the texture a bit.

  3. So happy to have come across you blog! So much yumminess :)

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