Cha- Cha- Cha- CHIA!
Banana Chiapioca Pudding
Have you tried chia seeds yet? They came on the food scene a few years ago in a big way and are constantly gaining in popularity. Chia seeds are awesome, here are my top 3 reasons why I love them:
- Fantastic weight loss food because they help you feel full.
- Energy food to the umpteenth power. Chia seeds give you an amazing boost.
- Great source of omega 3 fatty acids.
So on to the pudding…
When chia seeds are exposed to liquid they become gelatinous, in the same way tapioca does (psst… this is why they help you feel full). So my favorite way to enjoy chia is in pudding form. You can make a million different versions of chia pudding (Chi-apioca) This was my newest experiment and it was a success.
You can also simply sprinkle some chia seeds on your salad to get all of the benefits, but I suggest at least trying this pudding. It’s a great snack, or even a fantastic breakfast.
I make my own cashew milk for this recipe because that is the most delicious way, I am sure you could substitute any kind of milk you like without a problem.
Raw, Gluten-free, Superfood, and Super Delish
- Ready Time: 3 hrs 55 mins
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 220 min
- 2 cups of cashew milk see note below, I make my own
- 1 whole banana, ripe
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- a pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 1 vitamix blender or blender
- Add cashew milk, banana, vanilla extract, cinnamon, raw honey and pinch of salt to blender.
- Blend until smooth
- Transfer to a mason jar or large glass bowl, stir in chia seeds and be sure they are well incorporated
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight
- Serve garnished with chopped cashews, shaved dark chocolate, and sliced banana.
- Soak 1 cup of cashews in water for 3-4 hours, strain and blend in Vitamix with 3 cups of water, 1 tbsp raw honey, and pinch of salt
- If you don't have a Vitamix you can use a blender but you may need to strain the milk in a nut milk bag.