Easy, flavorful, and nutrient-dense, a bowl of this Banana Cacao Chia Pudding is a great way to start your morning! (Or even have as a post-gym snack)
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 Banana Cacao Chia Pudding could easily be eaten as breakfast, a snack or a healthy dessert.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving:Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Lastly, 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!
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky HigginsBaking Extravaganza ~ SamanthaEasily Good Eats ~ Three CookiesElephant Eats ~ AmyKitchen Belleicious ~ Jessica
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.