Creamy Unsweetened Vegan Banana Chia Pudding: “Make Ahead” Breakfast Ideas

This “no cook” creamy pudding will surprise you with how sweet it actually is without any additional sugar or sweeteners. Only 5 ingredients go into this simple and satisfying breakfast or snack treat.

banana Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup oat or almond milk, unsweetened

  • 1/4-1/3 cup chia seeds

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 ripe bananas- one for garnish

  • *1 TBSP maple syrup, stevia or honey to sweeten ( optional)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mash 1/2 large banana. Slice the other half of the banana into thin pieces. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon to the banana.
  • In the same bowl, stir in the milk and chia seeds until thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the chia-milk- banana mixture into a glass or jar layering the chia mixture and the sliced bananas. Top with chia mixture.
    Chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
    Mixture will be creamy and chia seeds will be softened and take on a gelatin like consistency- think tapioca.
    Garnish with additional banana slices and cinnamon, if desired.
  • Serves 2
  • Consider adding other berries to your chia puddings like blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. Try toasted nuts or seeds as well.
  • Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and omega- 3’s
  • Chia is also packed with antioxidants like Caffeic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid and Quercetin (source- webmd.com)
  • Chia seeds fight free radicals that cause oxidative stress and cell damage. This in turn can prevent you from developing heart disease, cognitive decline and certain types of cancer.
  • Foods like chia seeds contain high amounts of fiber which can help lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol and prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Chia seeds can help alleviate constipation

Read More about this incredible food source HERE.

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