chocolate banana chia pudding

I’ve been interested in trying chia pods, but haven’t been able to find them anywhere!  So, I ordered a case of them through the food co-op that I am a part of.  Good thing I like them because now I have a whole refrigerator full!  Made with only 3 ingredients and no added sugar, they make a great on-the-go snack especially since they are packaged with a cute little spoon!


And it doesn’t hurt that Kelly Slater sponsors the company as well :)  Check out his video here

While they taste awesome and are super healthy for you, they cost a lot…over $3.00 each!  So, at a fraction of the cost here is my chia pod recipe!

chocolate banana chia pudding ~vegan, gluten free~

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

1 can coconut milk

1 banana

1/4 cup chia seeds

2 tablespoons cacao powder or cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

-In a blender or food processor, blend together coconut milk, banana, cacao powder and vanilla.  Pour mixture into a bowl.

-Add chia seeds and stir.  (continuously stir for a few minutes so chia seeds do not clump!)

-Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.  Chia seeds will absorb liquid resulting in a pudding consistency.

-Portion out pudding in single-serve containers and enjoy!