This pudding serves 2 purposes. The first one is kind of like a sly mom moment when my secret ninja food cooking skills come into play. Oh you know what I am talking about! Like when you try to sneak things into your kids food and when your kids make that face you deny and shake your head like you have no clue what they are talking about! Raise your hand if you are guilty of that! So my son does not like bananas or almond butter, I just don’t relate on any level with those two foods. I can sneak them into a protein shake but other than that it is a no go. Drives me bonkers! Well guess what, this kids requests this for his afternoon treat. I kicked up my heels and did the happy dance 🙂
The second purpose is ME. I don’t know about you but I love to have something sweet everyday! I don’t need a lot or anything big but I just need something. This pudding does it for me! I love to just stick a spoon in the jar, ok maybe it is one ginormous spoon but it is 1 spoonful of pudding 🙂 It has the chocolate that I am going for but absolutely no sugar guilt going on here. The only sugar in this recipe is the banana and raw local honey. Plus it takes about 30 seconds in the blender and it is all done. The only downside is that it does need a few hours to thicken. Sorry nothing I can do about that one! I tried checking every 30 minutes to see if that would hurry up the process and I can promise you it doesn’t help! haha I love this 60 second dessert!
CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING
1 can full fat coconut milk
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 ripe banana
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoon cacao
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Place chia seeds into a high speed blender. Grind chia seeds into a powder (takes 5 seconds) Place the rest of the ingredients into the blender and mix for about 30-45 seconds until everything is nice, smooth and mixed together. Pour into jar and let set for a few hours.
If you like a traditional chia pudding you can just throw everything into the blender and still have your “tapioca” type pudding. My family likes a more traditional smooth style pudding.