Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Vanilla chia pudding

A GUT-LOVING AND HEALTHY DESSERT (OR BREAKFAST)

These yogurty chia seed puddings are insanely easy and, topped with decadent banana soft-serve they make a delicious, healthy, summer dessert.

Chia seeds are highly nutritious, but apart from their delightful mouth popping texture, they don’t have much flavour of their own. It’s all about what you add to them - which is the fun part!. Chia also need a lot of liquid to become pudding-like. The type of liquid is completely up to you and will depend on your dietary preferences. Apart from the ratio of seed to liquid, there are no hard n fast rules that apply to chia puddings. Be inventive! For gut-loving goodness and extra creaminess, we love adding homemade yogurt to the liquid. Depending on the mix-ins, this recipe can be made vegan or paleo.

This chia pudding is topped with soothing, soft-serve banana nice-cream and the result is a healthy dessert that’s brimming with antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, and good bacteria.

vanilla chia pudding

Chia pudding with banana soft serve is simple two-step process as long as you remember to keep frozen banana slices in your freezer. In the Vibe blender system, blending nice-cream only takes seconds. I’ve piped the nice-cream on top, for maximum effect but spooning it on, oozing and rustic, is obviously easier and will look just as sensational.

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For more yogurty chia goodness, try our 'layered coconut yogurt berry chia puddingschocolate and berry chia mousse, and homemade cultured berry chia jam yogurt

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vanilla chia pudding with banana nice-cream


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