I am so grateful to have connected with Jasmin. Her blog is full of delicious and healthy recipes that any level of cooking skills can handle. Chia pudding has always intrigued me, but I never got around to experimenting with it. I don’t think you can find an easier recipe than Jasmin’s! Enjoy. 🙂
Easy, Healthy, & Make-Ahead
Since becoming a Mom, I’m constantly trying to come up with fast and healthy breakfast ideas. Mornings always go by so quickly – workout, shower, eat, write, get Henry up, repeat. So the last thing I want to do is stare into the depths of my fridge looking for inspiration or stand over the stove trying to recreate something from last night’s Top Chef episode. So, quick & easy but HEALTHY is the name of the game these days. Enter chia pudding.
The Chia Craze
The chia pudding revolution started a few years ago. I’d be surprised if you haven’t tried a version of it – vanilla, chocolate… vanilla… chocolate. These flavors are obviously delicious, but they’re not very exciting and almost always call for a sweetener. I’ve tried sweetening it naturally with fresh fruit or dates but I was craving a change and I wanted something that would be nutrient-dense for my little guy too. His favorite foods are avocados and bananas, inspiring me to create this Avonana Chia Pudding.
Chia for a baby you say? Totally. Chia seeds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, good fats, and have mega amounts of minerals. They’re also easily digested by everyone and make for the yummiest pudding recipes ever.
You’ll need to make this recipe the night before, but don’t worry – it literally takes 5 minutes to prep. E-Zaaay.
Avonana Chia Pudding (Dairy & Sugar Free)
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- Place all ingredients into a food processor or Vitamix until well combined.
- Pour into individual glass jars and store in fridge.
- Let set for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
The top of the pudding will likely brown overnight because of the natural processing of the avocados and bananas. Don’t be alarmed – it’s just as delicious.😉
I love this recipe because it doesn’t call for any added sweetener. I mean, you can, but it’s totally unnecessary when you’ve already added a banana, aka nature’s candy. I hope you enjoy this quick, easy, (but most importantly) healthy & satisfying breakfast as much as Henry & I do!
Love, peace & avonanas
Jasmin is the blogger behind Lemons for Days. Her blog represents ladies who no doubt want to be the best versions of themselves. She is an expert in healthy paleo eating, exercise & nutrition all while balancing a busy Mom schedule. Lemons for Days is a hub for women who want to achieve balance, happiness and confidence in themselves no matter what stage they are at. Her motto is to strive towards being the best version of yourself every single day.