Creamy, satisfying and loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats, chia pudding is a great healthy breakfast to kickstart your day.
This banana chia pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast or snacks to meal prep for the week. It’s creamy, satisfying and loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3’s. The best part is you can switch things up and add in a different variety of fruits and toppings so you don’t get bored throughout the week eating the same thing over and over!
Chia seeds are packed with health benefits – a one-oz. (28g) serving size alone packs 11g of fiber and 4g of protein!). They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2. Not to mention chia seeds are full of antioxidants, which fight the production of free radicals that can damage cell molecules and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.
Banana Chia Pudding
1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 scoop protein powder (this vanilla flavor turns out best!)
2 TBSP. chia seeds
1-2 TBSP. sugar free banana cream pie pudding mix
1/2 banana, sliced
In a mason jar or medium glass, stir together almond milk, protein powder, chia seeds and pudding mix until well combined. Make sure to get the clumps of chia seeds if they are sticking together.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow pudding to thicken.
Serve with sliced bananas.
Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 4 hours minimum, preferably overnight
Macros per serving: 245 calories | 9g fat | 22g carbs | 19g protein
*NOTE*: If you choose to meal prep this recipe, it will save for 5-7 in the refrigerator.
Cooking tip: If you hate the texture of chia pudding, try blending the ingredients in a high powered blender instead.