Chia pudding is really a very easy thing to make. And really the hardest thing to get right is the amount of chia you add to get the consistency you want. But seeing as people have a varied idea on what consistency is good for them, really the idea we are trying to push here is the pairing of banana and coconut cream – which is both a goodie in terms of flavour and cuts down on sugar that you may normally add to your chia puddings.
Enjoy : )
Banana & Coconut Chia Pudding (Serves 2)
Banana & Coconut Chia Pudding Ingredients
And then you can add additional sprinklings as you like. Fresh fruit chopped up tastes good, as does a sprinkling of activated nuts and sour cherries.
Banana & Coconut Chia Pudding Method
Whizz up the banana and the coconut cream/milk preferably in a blender, but mashing the banana with a fork and stirring it into the coconut cream/milk will work ok too.
Add the chia seeds and stir so they are evenly distributed through the coconut cream/milk and banana mix. And leave for 30 mins for the chia to expand. You may need to add a little more water or coconut cream milk to loosen the mixture depending on how much later you are eating this. Or if it is too runny because you haven’t had time to wait for the chia to fully expand then add a little more chia. basically you can adjust the mixture to suit whether you want it quite runny or quite firm – everyone is slightly different.
You can also add a little coconut sugar to sweeten, but the banana does quite a good job of this anyway – especially if you use a nice and ripe one.
Then just sprinkle over some chopped fruit, berries or activated nuts or sour cherries. Change it up to keep this recipe evolving! Passionfruit is delicious too.