School gets out next week. I’m going to be totally honest here. I’m totally freaking out. I mean, this past weekend Smalls literally ate everything in the pantry…and was still hungry. He’s like the very hungry caterpillar…only way more expensive. Skip to the Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe.
Easy Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
I get it. He’s growing, and I definitely want to have food available if he’s hungry, but it’s taking a lot of creativity on my part since he’s decided that all fruit that is not a Halo is evil.
Just in time for fruit season. Thankfully, I have a Vitamix on hand to make puddings, smoothies, and even nice cream with the fruit that he “won’t eat” (what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him, right?).
Lately, I’ve been craving jello, and this chocolate chia pudding recipe definitely tastes very similar, without all the yuck.
Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
- 3 very ripe bananas (the spottier the better)
- 3 tablespoons organic raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons no sugar added almond butter
- 1/2 tablespoon organic chia seeds
Grab your blender (I love my Vitamix!) and your ingredients. This takes literal minutes to put together, so it’s ready super fast if you have kids like mine who are DYING of hunger right after lunch.
Peel and break apart the bananas.
Add the bananas, cacao and almond butter to your blender and blend until smooth (about a minute).
I’ll be honest-you could serve this up right now and your kids would think you were a total hero, but I like to add a little extra nutrition and texture, hence the chia seeds.
Pour your pudding into a large bowl and gently stir in the chia seeds.
Let the mixture sit in your fridge for at least 2 hours to firm up and chill.
The chia seeds give this pudding a tapioca-like texture, so if your kids have texture issues, you can throw it back in the blender to get the ‘lumps’ out. Luckily mine haven’t complained.
Makes two kid-sized servings or one normal person sized bowl.
If you have more mouths to feed, be sure to double or triple the recipe.
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