The Spring Chia Seed Pudding with Kiwi & Banana Recipe! Simple & Easy To Make
Continuing with the fresh products that we can find this March in our Local Farmer’s Markets, I will share one of my favorite recipes for breakfast during the spring: Kiwi and Banana chia seed pudding.
What I like most about this breakfast is that I can make several individual servings at once! Then I can freeze them to eat in the following weeks or leave them in the fridge and enjoy them the following days. Breakfast is ready in 5 seconds!
The best chia seed pudding for spring
Kiwis and bananas are the perfect combinations for chia seeds. Especially if you use a creamy homemade almond milk base, you can also use store-bought oat milk or coconut milk, but I really love the rich, neutral taste and creamy texture that almond milk provides.
Best of all, this easy recipe doesn’t require any cooking; You only need an hour (or overnight) of rest so that the chia seeds have time to swell.
My Pro-hack for making the perfect chia pudding is that you need to stir the mixture from scratch to prevent lumps from forming. After initially mixing it, let the mixture sit for about 15-20 minutes. Once the seeds have started to gel, stir again.
And why? As chia seeds absorb moisture, they gel and become somewhat sticky. If they stick together in a bunch, they won’t puff up, and you’ll end up with a very daunting, challenging, but wet mix. So remember to stir!
Chia seeds are rich in fiber and Omega-3. In fact, the Aztec warriors depended on them for energy. This chia seed pudding will keep you going for a while! But what about the fruit? Go for it!
Kiwi is a berry from China with many health benefits. For example, the main contribution of kiwi is vitamin C. The consumption of a single piece provides 116% of the recommended daily amount. Also, kiwi contains remarkable amounts of vitamin K, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.
Thanks to the amount of fiber that kiwi contains, both soluble and insoluble, it helps maintain a good intestinal transit.
The contribution of Vitamin C makes this fruit an essential ally to keep the immune system strong. This vitamin is also involved in the healing processes. Together with its antioxidants, it helps to “buffer the aging process”, of the skin both internally and externally.
This berry also provides a considerable amount of folic acid, which, together with serotonin, could improve the regulation and quality of sleep.
Finally, its high level of potassium must be highlighted. This makes kiwi an ideal fruit for athletes, because like others, such as bananas, it favors both muscle recovery after a workout and the muscles’ proper functioning.
As I mentioned, the banana is beneficial to regain strength. If consumed after a workout session, it increases endurance capacity as it provides an excellent combination of carbohydrates and potassium, both necessary for muscle activity and recovery.
Also, bananas have a high content of B vitamins, essential for producing energy in cells. A medium-sized banana provides 20% of the vitamin B6 required per day and 12% of the folic acid. As we already mentioned with kiwi, these vitamins protect the immune and nervous systems.
Now that we know a little more about these seasonal fruits let’s prepare this delicious Kiwi and Banana Chia Pudding!
- high-speed blender
- 1 Banana sliced
- 1 Kiwi sliced
- 1/2 cup Coconut yogurt
- 1/4 cup Chia seeds
- 1 cup Almond milk or other to taste unsweetened
- In a high speed-blender blend together the Almond milk, coconut yogurt, half the kiwi, and half the banana.
- Add the chia seeds and whisk until well combined.
- Set aside for half an hour and then give it a good mix.
- Cover it and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to serve, mix the pudding once more, transfer to cups or bowls, and top with the rest of the banana and kiwi. Enjoy!