Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Looking for something new for breakfast?

White chia seeds lend a gelatinous, tapioca-like quality to this satisfying breakfast pudding. It takes only minutes to prepare but needs 30 minutes for the chia to soften and expand. I often throw all of the ingredients into a sealed container and then simply stir it to enjoy after the gym.

Photo courtesy Mystee Maisonet.

Makes 4 servings

-1/2 cup white chia seeds
-1 cup raw cashews
-1 1/2 cups water
-1 banana peeled and broken into pieces
-2 tbsp. honey
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
-pinch of salt
-a handful of fresh or frozen berries to garnish

In a blender combine cashews, water, banana, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and salt until very smooth. Pour into a medium sized bowl and stir in the chia seeds. Allow to sit for 20-30 minutes until the chia seeds are soft and plump. Serve topped with fresh berries or fruit of choice.

Mystee Maisonet

Mystee Maisonet

Whenever possible, Mystee embraces the outdoors. In her native Banff she’s often spotted with husband Rick and two grown sons enjoying her favorite sports of hiking, skiing, cycling and supping. Her love of yoga and passion for cooking are the things that bring her indoors with a smile. In summer months, Mystee can be found at the Banff Farmer’s Market keeping Banffites cool with her “Om Cooking” gourmet popsicles.