Easy, overnight banana pudding!

Hello, hello! This weekend I have been in my hometown of Austin, Texas for my step sister’s wedding! The ceremony and party was last night and it was perfect. Her dress was Vera Wang…. swoon. The only blip in the evening was probably when I read the pre-dinner prayer and forgot to say Amen at the end of it. Awkward silence ensued. My only excuse is that the prayer printout that was given to me didn’t actually say “Amen” at the end, but clearly I am a fool. Merhh, Im sorry!

I will give you all a detailed weekend recap when I get home, complete with pictures! Probably right after I cram hard for my two midterms on Monday and Tuesday.

Sad truth: While getting my hair and makeup done and at dinner, I had flash cards with blood work indices of anemia on my lap.

Proof:

Serum is not the same as plasma – FYI.ย 

Over the last few weeks, I have gotten several requests for banana based recipes. I will, of course, be making the classic banana bread, and a banana bread pudding, but first I made a very simple banana pudding.

Lets compare the ingredients to a store-bought instant pudding mix:

Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Contains less than 2% of Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt, Disodium Phosphate and Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate (For Thickening), Mono- and Diglycerides (Prevent Foaming), Artificial Color, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Bha (Preservative).

Banana Chia Pudding

Recipe: Makes 1-2 servings

1 ripe banana

1/2 cup greek yogurt (you can leave this out and add more banana if you are vegan!)

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

4 drops stevia

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp coconut sugar (or regular sugar)

pinch salt

1 tbsp chia seeds

Directions – Combine everything except the chia seeds in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and mix in the chia seeds. Let it thicken in the fridge for several hours before eating!

Benefits:

Bananas * one of the best sources of high-resistance fiber andย potassium, which helps the body eliminate excess salt and water (good for bloating)! Also help prevent muscular cramps and improve blood circulation. Bananas are high in zinc, which is key for healthy hair. They have also been linked to the prevention of stomach ulcers because they protect the stomach mucous layer. They are high in vitamins C and A, and phosphorus (which helps improve memory).

Chia * a natural thickening agent that happens to be a nutritional powerhouse! They are rich in soluble and insoluble fibers which helps keep blood sugar stable after a meal. They are an impressive source of omega 3’s, especially considering they are from a plant. B vitamins and calcium are also abundant in each little chia seed!

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25 thoughts on “Easy, overnight banana pudding!

  1. Oooo! I can’t wait to see the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ That glimpse of the dress looks gorgeous already! And banana chia pudding? The best.

  2. oh i can’t wait to hear all about the wedding, and the DRESS!! Bummer i missed ya in austin. Safe travels back. Love chia pudding, definitely a favorite!

  3. You are such a hard worker!! I’m just like you during exam time. Luckily this semester abroad was the perfect little mini-break before my last year, which will likely be veryy tough! I obviously had tests and homework abroad, but it was nothing in comparison to my usual workload.

    Cannot wait to try this pudding! I need to get on chia seeds, huh? I have yet to try them!

  4. The pudding looks delicious! I can’t believe I have not tried chia seeds yet…

    Good luck with your midterms!

  5. Omgahh that looks sooo delicious!
    I just finished up midterms last week, haha. Unfortunately now it’s essay time. Hang in there girl! We’re halfway done!

  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend in Austin! I hope you enjoyed the time with your family. Chia seeds are so amazing in pudding. I don’t know what I did before my chia discovery. Good luck with all of your studying the next couple of days. You’ll do great on your midterms. I know it!

  7. I just wanted to tell you that I tried this for breakfast this morning, and now I’m obsessed! I want it for breakfast everyday now, and it’s super filling! Thanks for sharing, love ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. i LOVE chia seed pudding! i just found your blog and this recipe looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ can’t wait to read more!

  9. Deeeeeeeelicious! I love the banana chia pudding mixture! can’t wait for the other banana goodness recipes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I want to go to Austin!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats to your sis. Damn, that is a NICE dress.

  10. This looks absolutely delicious! I love that you compared the store bought ingredients to the homemade…My philosophy is MAKE FOOD AT HOME as much as you can! Store bought is garbage too much of the time…

    I’ll definitely be making this soon! I’ve always got extra ripe nanners kickin’ around!

  11. i had flash cards at a wedding once too…mine were biochem :), i am currently discovering the joy of bananas. i dont really like them on their own but in foods and smoothies, they rock

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