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Anytime Chia Pudding

This chia pudding is really a great little snack that is full of fiber and protein.  If you have tried my Breakfast Chia Oats, you will know what to expect with these.  This pudding uses the same ingredients, but instead of soaking overnight, you put all in the blender, which makes it ready to eat anytime! No waiting!  It is a smoother version of No Cook Breakfast Chia Oats.
We eat this blended pudding version of chia oats as an after school snack.  My youngest girl BEGS me to make this, especially if she has a soccer game.  Chia has been named the ancient “runner’s food” and I think she took this idea to heart and craves them before big games.
Simple, wholesome ingredients, and takes only minutes to throw together.
Banana, your choice of milk, oats, chia, vanilla.
{not pictured-peanut butter & maple syrup}
Chia seeds and I are becoming fast friends.  Why?
~the are jammed packed with plant protein and minerals, healthy fats and fiber
~they provide more plant based Omega 3’s than any other food, even FLAX
~they have 5 GRAMS of fiber PER TABLESPOON!
~they are flavorless and partially dissolve in juice, soups, stews, shakes etc..
~they are FILLING!


Anytime Chia Pudding
1 banana (I like to use a frozen one)
1/3 cup regular oats
2/3 cup almond milk (or regular, soy or coconut milk) 
2 Tbls Chia seeds
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbls peanut butter or almond butter
2 Tbls maple syrup, honey or agave nectar (if more sweetness is needed)
Put all in blender.  Blend until smooth.  There will be some slight texture from the chia seeds and oats.  For a smoother texture, let mixture sit for a few minutes, then blend again.



This nutritional information below includes:
 1/3 cup oats, 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, and 1 small banana.


If you add 2 Tbls peanut butter it brings the total to
 13 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein!!
Not bad for a snack. 🙂
*On days I need a big protein boost, I will add a scoop of protein powder and some extra liquid.

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  • Nicole Greene
    September 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve made this recipe twice now and my daughter and I love it for breakfast! Today I halved the soymilk and added Greek yogurt to get the extra protein (we don’t use protein powder) I need in the morning. It tastes great!

  • Sandi
    September 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

    This sounds delicious. However I have an allergy to bananas, do you think it can be made without bananas or do you have a substitute that would work?

    • Amy Bowman
      September 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Hmm, not sure. I know in smothie recipes peach is substituted often for banana, but now sure if it will work in this..

  • Stefanie
    March 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

    delicious! AND my two year old loves it. Thanks for the recipe! I’ll be trying the breakfast recipe soon.

  • Jennifer
    March 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    this looks delicious!! I have a soccer girl too, anxious to try it with her 🙂

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