Things that have been lifesavers lately in the kitchen are quick, easy, super healthy and filling snacks that I can grab at anytime of the day or evening when the hunger sets in. I am not a huge meal prep person but I do love having snacks or pre-made breakfast items on hand at all times. In the morning I am usually not that hungry the moment I wake up and am pretty indecisive when it comes to figuring out what I want to eat….snacks are the same for me too!
Typically I will have a smoothie, bowl of oatmeal, toast or a handful of energy bites and call it a day - BUT there are days that I just don’t want to make one thing in the morning, don’t have anything prepared, and I am just craving something different.
Enter this creamy chocolate banana pudding. Full of chia seeds, bananas, peanut butter (can sub to make it nut free), cacao powder, and a few dates. It is so delicious, filling, and perfect for a quick morning breakfast, afternoon snack, or a late night dessert!
I love topping this with shaved chocolate, sliced bananas, granola, or a drizzle of coconut butter. The recipe gives you plenty for the rest of the week and it is the perfect grab and go snack!
Prep time: 10 minutes
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 tbsp. vanilla
1.5 cups non-dairy milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or any sub will work
3/4 cup chia seeds
dash of sea salt
dash of cinnamon
3 dates (or sub with 2 tbsp. maple syrup)
optional add ins: 1 scoop protein powder
Mix everything together in a high speed blender and mix until well combined.
If you prefer it to be a thinner consistency, add about 1/2 cup of non dairy milk or leave as is!
Taste test and adjust to needs.
Store in an airtight container for about 4-5 days in the fridge!