This Spicy Banana Chocolate Chia Pudding is as spicy as you like it. Being the chef of your own kitchen and taste buds… you have the ultimate control in how little or how much heat it will have.
I love recipes that have a dual purpose. Not only can you enjoy this omega 3 packed recipe as a pudding but you can also add a spoon or two into your daily smoothie. I don’t know about you, but about mid-afternoon I could use a little “kick.”
Or how about a shake? I would take about 1/4 of this recipe and mix well with your favorite nut milk and you have the perfect foundation for a power packed shake. If you like a malt-like flavor, add a scoop of maca powder.
Since this recipe yields three cups worth, I like to spoon it into small four ounce serving sized mason jars. That way, when a snack attack hits me… it is literally a grab-and-go treat. I hope you enjoy this recipe. Blessings, amie sue
yields 3 cups
2 cups water
1/2 cup chia seeds
3-4 Tbsp raw cacao or carob powder
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
1 tsp NuStevia (or your desired sweetener; agave, yacon, etc)
1/8 tsp cayenne
In the blender combine the water, banana, chia seeds, cacao, vanilla, cinnamon, sweetener, and cayenne. Blend till creamy.
Allow the pudding to “gel” which will take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Be sure to stir out any lumps.
Chia seeds soak up 9x their size in water.
You can store this in a glass container in the fridge for a week.