Chia…a new ingredient I learnt about recently and I am completely loving experimenting with different flavors to go with it. Chia by itself doesn’t have a particular taste, it is pretty much neutral in taste but it does have a very interesting nutty texture to it. What is cool about Chia is how healthy it is and how perfect it is for breakfast.
Small amounts of chia pack a powerful nutritional punch, they have very less calories, they are rich in antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are fiber, filled with high quality protein and the best part is that eating chia goes with my motto of eat healthy not less. Chia while being filling and healthy helps you with weight management.
In this recipe I’ve combined the rich banana icecream to go along with the nutty chia pudding. Banana adds the much needed shot of energy for your busy day ahead. Checkout other variations of chia pudding on this website.
For Chia Pudding with Nanaicecream:
- 2 cups of sliced frozen banana
- 2-3 tbsp of almond milk
- 1 cup of overnight soaked chia seeds (recipe down below)
- 1-2 tbsp of granola
Layer half of a tall glass with chia pudding and then top it with nanaicecream and granola.
Overnight soaked chia seeds:
- 4 tbsp of chia seeds
- 3/4 cup milk
- few drops of vanilla extract
- Sugar/Stevia (as needed)
Mix them all up in a bowl and store it in a tight lid container in the refrigerator overnight.