Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding – A delightful, healthy breakfast that you can prepare in advance. This chia pudding is dreamily flavored with strawberries and bananas. It is vegan and gluten-free!
If you don’t already make vegan pudding for breakfast, you should start. Breakfast puddings are simple to make and manage to feel both luxurious, light and nutritious!
They also present wonderfully, making them a fantastic vegan brunch choice.
Chia pudding with strawberries and bananas is the ideal Easter breakfast. This recipe’s Easter egg design is so much fun to do! Strawberries and bananas can be used in the same way, but only if they are sliced very thinly so that they adhere to the glass. You can also experiment with the other fruits in this recipe; it tastes great with blueberries, kiwis, and pretty much any other fruit you enjoy. By including nuts and seeds, you can alter the Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding recipe.’
What Is Chia?
Salvia Hispanica, a desert plant whose seed is edible, has been cultivated in Mexico since the time of the Maya and Aztec cultures.
The name means “power.” Additionally, according to WebMD, folklore says that the small black and white seeds were used as an energy enhancer.
We use it as an ingredient for the fastest, simplest, and healthiest breakfast. The seeds turn into gelatinous balls when they are soaked in any liquid and take on a consistency that is quite similar to sago, sabudana, and tapioca.
Is Chia Seed Healthy?
Yes, Chia Seed is healthy.
- A superfood, chia is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that maintain healthy levels of cholesterol.
- B vitamins, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium are also abundant in it.
- Filled with fibers that maintain the optimum balance in the intestines.
- High in antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, and protein, all of which are excellent for general health.
Reasons Why You Would Like This Recipe
If you have never tried chia seeds before, this easy recipe for strawberry banana and chia pudding is a great place to start. Because:
- This is a no-bake recipe. You do not need to bake this pudding.
- Simply combine all of the ingredients and chill until thick. There’s no need for fancy kitchen tools, whisking on the stove, or cooking.
- The end result is a delightfully rich and creamy dessert with numerous health advantages! It is soy-free, raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, sugar-free, oil-free, nut-free, low in calories and carbs, and keto-friendly.
- The basic recipe is provided below, along with a few of my favorite flavor combinations that can all be made in under five minutes.
- And you can have this flavorful pudding as a nutritious dessert, a snack, or for breakfast.
- There’s no need to add flour, starch, egg, cream, or thickeners such as xanthan gum, cornflour, or carrageenan because the chia seeds thicken the pudding on their own.
- Chia seeds may absorb up to ten times their size in fluids, which can aid with digestion and hydration. They are a fantastic energy source and can aid in weight loss, but they are not exactly diet food.
- The Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding is a terrific and practical make-ahead dessert because it’s best made a day ahead to enable the flavors and layers to mingle.
- Banana: Bananas are a popular ingredient in pudding for good reason. They thicken, sweeten, and give a creamy feel. That’s why I make strawberry chia pudding with bananas. Dates, pears, avocado, or (unsweetened) applesauce can be used in place of the banana.
- Almond milk: Almond milk is my preferred liquid, but you may substitute regular cow milk or even water. The almond milk adds a rich flavor to the pudding, and if you choose the right kind, it’s a good source of calcium.
- Chia seeds: Quite easily accessible. They come in black or white types, but they both taste and behave precisely the same. They simply appear different.
- Strawberry: Strawberry chia pudding can be made with either fresh or frozen strawberries. Both will work but the fresh one is best!
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 handful of strawberry, diced
- Place the banana in a medium bowl and mash with a fork.
- Mix the banana, almond milk, chia seeds, and strawberries, and mix until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and refrigerate, covered for a couple of hours.
- Scoop the chia pudding into a bowl and add slices of bananas and strawberries.
How To Serve Your Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding?
This pudding is a nutritious dessert or brunch option. It can be served in various ways.
- You can enjoy the strawberry banana chia pudding with some toasted coconut for a richer flavor and a few slivers of pistachio for crunch.
- In a glass serving dish, if you like to start with a small amount of the strawberry compote, then add the chia pudding, and end with little fresh strawberries.
- Simply put the chia pudding in a bowl and top it with the strawberries and banana if you don’t have time for that. It will taste fantastic.
The super-light, nutritious, and fresh pudding is precisely what we require after the December binge-fest.
How Long Does Strawberry Chia Pudding Last?
Strawberry banana chia pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. As the strawberries and bananas oxidize, the color will change gradually over time (come into exposure to oxygen and turn brown). This is safe, but it does not look as nice. Also, chia pudding thickens as it sits, so if you notice that your pudding has become too thick, feel free to add a little milk.
Twist your bananas only when you are ready to put together the strawberry banana pudding since they quickly turn brown. Additionally, decorate the dish immediately before serving if you’re using bananas as the top garnish.
Toppings Ideas For Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding
Each pudding serves as a blank canvas. What flavors you add to it determines how it will taste. That is why the possibilities are limitless.
- Fresh Berries. Strawberry chia pudding goes well with a topping of fresh berries. To bring out the flavor of the pudding, I prefer using strawberries, but you can also combine and pair raspberries, blackberries, and raspberries to add color and spice things up!
- Granola. I love adding granola to my strawberry banana chia pudding for a little crunch. If you’re looking for a version without grains, try this paleo granola.
- Nuts. Nuts can also be a fantastic method to add crunch. Strawberries taste great with sliced almonds!
- Nibs Cacao. These tiny, crispy nibs are crafted from unsweetened, raw cacao. Although they can be a bit bitter at first, I find that they pair wonderfully with chia pudding, fruit, and granola.
Frequently Asked Questions
What If I Don’t Have Almond Milk?
You can use ordinary milk or any other milk alternative if you don’t have almond milk. For this pudding recipe, we frequently switch almond milk for these options.
- Oat milk
- Coconut milk
- Soy milk
When plant-based milk is not readily available, I use vegan yogurt as a substitute.
Do I Need To Sweeten Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding?
I’ve never felt the urge to sweeten my chia pudding. Fruit like banana and strawberry usually works. However, you can use maple syrup or honey because most people prefer their food sweet.
Do a taste test just before adding the sweetener to the pudding. Add more honey or maple syrup to increase the sweetness.
Where To Buy Chia Seeds?
Because chia seeds gained popularity a few years ago, they can be found in most grocery stores, but you can also buy them on Amazon.
Is This Pudding Vegan?
Vegans can eat this pudding. Just make sure any changes you make are also vegan-friendly. To make sure, look at the label’s list of ingredients.
Why Aren’t My Chia Seeds Gelling?
In some cases, the chia seeds may need more than 4 hours to fully gel together and thicken the pudding, and this will depend on how old the seeds are. That can be the case if yours takes longer. It should be okay if you leave it for the night!
And if you want your chia pudding to be really thick, you can reduce the milk.
How Can I Meal Prep Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding?
I made my strawberry banana chia pudding in a bowl, and once it had set, I divided it into smaller containers.
The recipe can also be divided into 8 sections using the slider next to the servings section in the recipe card. You can prepare each portion in a small mason jar, shake it to incorporate, and then leave it to firm up in the jar.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries For Strawberry Banana Chia Pudding?
Absolutely. Strawberry banana chia pudding can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries. It’s best to let frozen berries defrost somewhat before blending so that they blend more quickly and smoothly.
Other Breakfast Recipes
- Banana Porridge
- Cornmeal Porridge
- Vegan Ackee
- Venezuelan Arepas
- Baked Plantain
- Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Hash Browns
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- Energy: 417 kcal / 1743 kJ
- Fat: 22.6 g
- Protein: 14.6 g
- Carbs: 65.2 g
- Preparation: 5 min
- Ready in: 2 h 5 min
- For: 2 Servings
- Place the banana in a medium bowl and mash with a fork.
- Mix the banana, almond milk, chia seeds, and strawberries and mix until well combined.
- Transfer the chia pudding to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
- Scoop the chia pudding into a bowl, and add slices of banana and diced strawberries. Enjoy!