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Chia Seed Banana Pudding

Chia Seed Banana Pudding

One thing that I LOVE is banana pudding. I LOVE when you go into classic BBQ places + they have banana pudding – so damn good. The only thing is that normal banana pudding is full of crud. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But seriously, the worst. You’ll be excited to try our chia seed banana pudding!

I want to be able to enjoy all these delicious treats without putting junk into my body because if you put in junk, you’re going to feel like junk.

This recipe is crazy easy to make, especially the pudding. If you want to skip on the wafers and even skip on the coconut whipped topping, go ahead! (But those really do make it even more delicious!)

So, why exactly are they all the rage? First, chia seeds are a pretty balanced seeds with their macronutrients. They have the perfect amounts of fats, carbohydrates, AND protein.  And did I mention that they are loaded with fiber that can help feed those good gut bacteria I’m always talking about for a healthy gut! They have both omega-6 and omega-3, but 3x the amount of omega-3! Which means, chia seeds can reduce some inflammation. These little chia seeds are packed with nutrients such as…..

  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Potassium

How can they keep you young? Chia seeds have strong antioxidants, which reduces the amount of free radicals in our body. Free radicals are a huge part in speeding up the aging of your body on the outside (your skin & wrinkles) AND the inside. 

Read more about the benefits of chia seeds here!

Here is the coconut whipped topping I use in this recipe!

When you make our chia seed banana pudding, tag us on Instagram or Facebook @nuvitruwellness.

Chia Seed Banana Pudding

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 5 Servings

Ingredients

Pudding

  • 1 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Bananas Ripe*
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds

Wafers

  • 3 Tbsp Grass-Fed Butter Room Temp, Softened
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

Pudding

  • For the pudding, put the coconut milk, bananas, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the banana mixture into a bowl and mix in with a spoon the chia seeds. Refrigerate overnight.

Wafers

  • Mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, butter, baking soda in a bowl.
  • Add the egg, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix well until everything is well incorporated.
  • Put the batter in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take a cookie scooper and scoop up the batter to make a cookie. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool. I ended up crumbling them up for the pudding.

Mix TOGETHER!

  • The next day, put a layer of the chia seed banana pudding. Next layer put some coconut milk whipped topping (I buy in frozen section of Whole Foods), and top with crumbled wafer cookies!
Lahana Vigliano
lahana@nuvitruwellness.com

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).