March 13, 2018

Blueberry and Banana Chia Pudding

Blueberry and banana chia pudding – a healthy and nutritious breakfast option with fresh fruits and plain Greek yogurt {sugar free, gluten free, clean eating, with vegan and low carb option}

Start your day with this nutritious naturally sweetened chia breakfast pudding or eat it as a healthy treat!

Everybody knows chia seeds are healthy, but here are some fun facts about why chia seeds is considered superfood:

  • it’s full of fibers and antioxidants
  • it’s gluten free, paleo-friendly and low in net carbs
  • contains protein
  • good source of iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
  • contains Omega-3 fatty acids
  • mixed with water, chia seeds can replace egg in vegan cooking
  • boosts your energy and metabolism
  • can improve health in numerous ways
  • bonus fact: Chia seeds can absorb up to 27 times their weight in water. When soaked, chia seeds form a thick, a pudding-like texture.

If you haven’t made chia pudding yet, I can tell you: preparing chia pudding is ridiculously quick and easy, just stir the seeds with some kind of liquid and refrigerate it! I’ve been experimenting with chia seed fo a while and I think my all time favorite is made with Greek Yogurt. Soaking chia seeds in plain Greek yogurt overnight results in a super creamy thick pudding, which in my opinion doesn’t need any sweetener, just some fresh fruit on the top.

You can make ahead this breakfast or afternoon treat with no-mess in 5 minutes. Grab a large mason jar and pour the Greek yogurt and the chia seeds into it, give the yogurt a very quick stir, until everything is well combined. Cover the jar with lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. When the seeds are softened and the texture is pudding-y and thick, then your pudding is ready. Divide your pudding between two serving bowls and add a layer of fresh fruits right in the middle, then garnish your pudding with banana slices and blueberries. Add some nuts, peanut butter, vanilla or more fruits on top  if you desire.

Chia pudding is so versatile, you can serve it with your favorite fresh or cooked fruits, jam, nut butters, chocolate, cocoa, nuts and seeds, the sky is the limit for ways to serve it. My favorite chia pudding toppings are: blueberries, banana and kiwi. What’s your favorite chia pudding topping?

Replacing Greek yogurt with almond milk is a great idea. Almond milk is lower in carbohydrates than yogurt, so your pudding will fit in low carb diets and will be vegan as well.

Diet: gluten-free, sugar-free, clean eating, vegan friendly, with low carb option

Blueberry and Banana Chia Pudding
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Serves: 2
Blueberry and banana chia pudding - a healthy and nutritious breakfast option with fresh fruits and plain Greek yogurt {gluten free, clean eating, with vegan and low carb option}
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or almond milk for vegan and low carb)
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 handful of blueberries
Let's get started!
  1. Grab a large mason jar, pour the yogurt into it, stir in the chia seeds. Cover the jar and refrigerate it overnight or for 2-3 hours.
  2. Transfer 2-3 tablespoon chia pudding on the bottom of a serving glass, add ¼ of the sliced banana and blueberries, add a layer of chia pudding again, then top the pudding with fruits.
  3. Repeat the steps with the remaining chia and fruits.
  4. Serve and enjoy!



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