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Banana Chia Pudding

 

You know how much I love these chia seeds right? I had these chia seeds for the first time when I went to visit my family in Vietnam. I had my first experience at a street vendor were they were selling cold fruit drinks. I remember drinking this weird drink full of small jellies with a lot of fruit flavors that I was not familiar with. It just hit me today that the small jelly things were chia seeds. I have no idea how I remember this today as I was 14 years old when I had this drink. It must have been my fascination with different textures in my drink.

I love those chia seeds and I love making chia puddings as well. Here is one of my favorite recipes.

Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole banana, halved⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 3 tablespoons black chia seeds⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 3/4 cup almond milk⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • bits of Nordic crisps to garnish⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Directions:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  1. Mash half of the banana in a small bowl.
  2. Add the chia, cinnamon and almond milk and stir to combine. Allow the chia to sit for 10 – 15 minutes, or overnight.
  3. When ready to eat, add half the chia pudding into your jar. Layer on some slices of the remaining banana, then the rest of the chia pudding and banana and some nordic crisps.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Note: You can also add 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder in the pudding and garnish with walnuts.⠀⠀⠀