Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding (Plant-Based, Low-Carb)

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding (Plant-Based, Low-Carb)

DID YOU KNOW? Chia seeds are a great plant-based food to help with weight loss.

Chia seeds rank high on the list of plant-based protein foods, making them great for putting on lean muscle, burning fat, and managing hunger and appetite.

Studies show that increasing your intake of protein can promote weight loss by curbing cravings and therefore reducing your caloric intake. Other research shows that following a high-protein diet rich in foods like chia seeds could reduce the hunger stimulating hormone, ghrelin.

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to add chia seeds into your diet, I highly recommend chia seed pudding. It makes for a great snack or dessert!

Want more chia pudding recipes? Check out my Chocolate Chia Pudding and Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding recipes.

chocolate banana chia pudding

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3)
1.5 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1 large banana, ripe
6 tbsp. chia seeds
2 heaping tbsp. cacao powder
1 tsp maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
TOPPINGS: (optional)
Cacao nibs
Sliced banana
Dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add milk, banana and cacao powder to blender and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness, add maple syrup if desired and blend again to combine.

2. Pour into glass container, add chia seeds and whisk until well combined.

3. Let pudding thicken in fridge for a minimum of 1-hr before consuming. The longer you let the chia seeds soak the more delicious the pudding becomes (I like to soak my chia seeds for up to 24 hours).

4. Transfer to small serving bowl, add toppings and enjoy!

chocolate banana chia pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding (Plant-Based, Paleo)

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding (Plant-Based, Paleo)

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding makes for a great breakfast, snack or dessert during the fall months. You can now enjoy the taste of delicious pumpkin pie without all the work. It takes less than five minutes to prepare this plant-based & paleo pumpkin pie chia pudding!

DID YOU KNOW? Chia seeds are high in several nutrients that are important for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein.

One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains 18% of the RDI for calcium. Gram for gram, this is higher than most dairy products, making chia seeds a good source of calcium for people who don’t eat dairy.

However, it’s important to know that chia seeds also contain phytic acid, which reduces calcium absorption to some extent.

“What is phytic acid?” – you might be wondering. According to Stephan Guyenet:

“Phytic acid is a small molecule found in seeds like grains, beans, and nuts that binds (chelates) certain essential minerals—particularly calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc—and reduces their absorption from food. What this means is that the nutritional value of these foods isn’t as high as you might expect if you looked them up in a nutritional database. Many traditionally-living cultures with grain-heavy diets used techniques such as soaking, grinding, and fermentation that reduce phytic acid levels and increase mineral availability.” (Learn more about phytic acid here).

Now get those chia seeds soaking so you can try this delicious autumn-inspired chia seed pudding. 

Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding

Craving more wholesome pumpkin recipes? You’re going to love these:

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding makes for a great breakfast, snack or dessert during the fall months. You can now enjoy the taste of delicious pumpkin pie without all the work. It takes less than five minutes to prepare this plant-based & paleo pumpkin pie chia pudding!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Snack/Treat
Cuisine: Paleo, Plant-Based
Servings: 3

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup coconut milk, or nut milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pecans and pumpkin seeds for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Store in a glass container or jar in the fridge. Let sit for a minimum of 1-hr before consuming. The longer you let the chia seeds soak the more delicious this pudding becomes (I like to soak them overnight).
  • Garnish with chopped pecans and pumpkins seeds before serving.
Keyword autumn, chia seeds, fall, pudding, pumpkin

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Check out my chocolate chia pudding and chocolate banana chia pudding recipes.