Tropical Chia Pudding
Chia has been known to be used as a daily detox, aid in digestion and help to convince your tummy that your full! I try and incorporate it into my meals and recipes daily. It is a small seed that expands when moist. So when consumed it continues to expand and create a satisfied and full feeling. But because its very gelatin like when it expands its able to help move your food through the bowels and out of your system!!
So I am excited to share my recipe. I got the base of the recipe from my sister and best friend Brittany Michelle she’s an amazing stylist, makeup artist and hair dresser. Her recipe is located on her blog.
I wanted to create something that would remind me of a warm summer day and laying out catching some rays. Hope it inspires you to try your own version!!
•1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
•1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
•3 cups banana purée*
•1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
•1/4 cup of stevia natural sweetener
•1/4 -1/2 cup of chia*
*the amount of chia for the recipe will depend on how you prefer it’s texture. The longer it sits the more gelatinous it becomes.
*Banana Purée: take 2 bananas and 8 oz of water and place in a blender. Blend until it becomes milky. (This will help the flavor of the pudding)
In a large mixing bowl add all of your wet ingredients first. then gently mix in your chia seeds, and then your remaining ingredients. Set in a Tupperware sealed container to set in fridge over night.
If you meal prep than this is a great recipe to try. It makes a pretty large batch and should last through the week. **Remember the consistency may change due to the chia expanding** but it would be great as fuel after a good run or after an intense cardio session. It’s high in natural carbs and potassium and can help your muscles recover.
I wanted to add one of my favorite cardio workouts to go along with this summer ready snack: