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Dessert? Breakfast? Snack? This super delicious Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding can be whatever you want it to be. And is one of the easiest recipes you will ever come across. So all you chocolate lovers like me, get ready!
I often hear people missing desserts once they opt for a vegan diet. I also hear that breakfast can be a problem and become boring after a month of eating muesli and fruit on a daily basis. Well, this recipe will have you covered in all areas.
You don't have to do much. With a few ingredients, you will have this chia pudding ready to be devoured. And, you know we are all about being practical and saving time here. You can make this recipe at night, leave it in the fridge and have breakfast ready as soon as you wake up.
We like having sweets for breakfast but I am really against having refined sugar in the morning. Every now and then as a treat is fine but, in general, I try to avoid it as much as possible. The sweet kick in this recipe comes exclusively from the bananas. So, if you have bananas that are a bit too ripe, this is a perfect way to make use of them.
You will need to mash the bananas, this is another reason we want bananas that are almost gone. You get the best of both worlds, easy mashing and a sweeter taste in your pudding. And this will add a great rich pudding-like consistency, so yum!
This recipe is also great to get the kids started in the kitchen. I usually let my little boy mash the bananas and he absolutely loves it! I help him with the chia seeds, otherwise, they would end up everywhere! But the rest is all him!
You mix the mashed banana with almond milk, cacao powder, and chia seeds. That's all you need to do! I throw protein powder in the mix to make the chia pudding a bit more filling. This way you won't have to reach for the casual snack mid-morning.
With the powder and the chias combined we end up with a chia pudding that has 15g of protein! So if you are looking for an after-gym snack, look no more. You will be super happy to have packed this delicious pudding and have a well-deserved treat after your gym session.
It really tastes like a treat! The cacao adds a very rich chocolate flavour. And we absolutely love chocolate. We also love all the benefits you get from cacao. It has a ton of antioxidants, it's a great source of plant-based iron and calcium. And the best thing, it's a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant.
What a better way to start the day? This yummy Chocolate Chia Pudding has it all. You will get a bunch of nutrients, a feel-good meal, a delicious treat, and a full belly. All in one!
For the chia pudding
For the garnish
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 337||From Fat 96|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||16.5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8.1%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 56g||18.5%|
|Dietry Fiber 15g||61.2%|
|Vitamin A 56.33µg|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.69mg||34.3%|
|Vitamin C 15.78mg||26.3%|
|Vitamin D 55.02IU||13.8%|
|Vitamin D3 1.31µg|
|Vitamin E 3.99mg||13.3%|
|Vitamin K1 1.07µg||1.3%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.64mg||6.4%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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