Whenever we add Chia seeds to our recipe, we increase nutritional value and health benefits of our meal, since Chia seeds are a rich source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fibres, antioxidants and minerals. When soaked, Chia seeds regulate digestion, hydrate the body, promote muscle recovery after sports activity and give the body a long-lasting feeling of satiety. When mixed with liquid, they absorb the liquid and form a gel-like substance that is called “Chia gel”. It is this gelatinous substance that can be usefully used in healthy and delicious pudding recipes.
– 2 cups coconut milk
– 4 spoons chia seeds
– 1 scoop (50 g) whey protein – chocolate flavour (Battery Whey Protein)
– coconut flakes
– 1 banana
Pour coconut milk in a bowl. Add a scoop of chocolate protein and chia seeds and mix together all the ingredients. Place in a fridge for at least 1 hour in order to allow a gel-forming reaction and get dense structure. It is important to obtain a smooth mixture without lumps. The result is even better if you leave the pudding in the fridge over night, but who would want to wait for so long to have a taste of this delicious dessert. 🙂
Take the bowl from the fridge and serve the pudding in glasses or smaller cups, with coconut flakes and banana bites.
You can replace coconut milk with cow milk or some other plant based milk/drink.
You can add squashed banana or some other fruit puree (raspberry, mango, strawberry) to the pudding before serving.
If you prefer a denser pudding, use ground chia seeds (grind them beforehand).