Posted by: Kara Lydon, RD | June 22, 2013

Recipe Redux: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Pudding

This month we’re getting crunchy.

That’s right – for the month of June, us Recipe Reduxers loaded up on seeds to bump up the flavor and nutrition of a variety of dishes. With so many different types of seeds out there and applications, the possibilities are endless. 

One seed that’s been getting a lot of hype lately is the chia. Ch-ch-ch-ia. Touted for its ancient properties to boost energy and increase stamina, chia is popping up in products and on store shelves everywhere. Chia is packed with nutrients, especially fiber and omega-3s and when combined with water, it turns into a gel-like consistency. 

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I’ve been intrigued by the ever-so-popular chia seed puddings for quite sometime and this was the perfect excuse to put the seeds to the test. 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Pudding

you’ll need:

2c vanilla coconut milk

1/2c chia seeds

1/4c all-natural peanut butter 

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 

1 tbsp agave nectar

1/2 small ripe banana 

Combine all ingredients and mix with an immersion blender. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least a few hours to set. 

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What seeds have you been crunching on lately?

Peace, love, and food.

Check out what the other Recipe Reduxers crunched on this month by clicking on the link below.


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Responses

  1. All my favorite flavors in a good for you dessert. Yum!

  2. Love the look of this pudding Kara! How was the consistency? Did the chia stay crunchy or completely soften?

  3. Omg, this recipe looks and sounds great! I love pudding and this would be perfect for the summer :)

  4. My favorite foods all in one recipe! This looks delicious

  5. OK – after reading all these ReDux posts, I REALLY need to get on the chia seed bandwagon and if you are talking peanut butter & chocolate, then I am so making this be my first chia experience :)

  6. Just tried out the recipe this past weekend… so good! The chia seeds add a nice texture! Thanks Kara!


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