Banana Chia Breakfast Pudding

chia IMG_0014How many times have you read online or in a fitness magazine that you need more protein? Are you filling those protein needs with cheese, milk, dairy yogurt and meat? I know it gets very old eating the same foods to get the nutritional requirements you need. I’ve done it and got bored very quickly with the same thing over and over. Food should be scrumptious, easy to make, and diverse to give you the nutrients your body needs so you won’t have those stubborn cravings that keep you opening the fridge door.

I agree you need protein and there are delicious ways to get your protein instead of meat and cheese. All vegetables and fruits have protein and its clean protein for you to gobble up and use more easily than meat protein, which must be broken down into amino acids in order to assimilate and use the “protein”.

I have a yummy recipe for you that will give you protein for your muscles, fiber to sweep your insides clean and omega fatty acids that keep your brain and heart functioning beautifully. This recipe will keep your body sexy and losing weight or maintaining the weight that you have worked hard to lose.

Banana Chia Seed Pudding With Almond Butter is my treat for you.

Bananas have about 1.3 grams of protein and are full of potassium playing an important role in heart, muscle and digestive function. Chia seeds are 15-20% protein. That’s 5 grams per 2 tablespoon serving. A serving of almond butter is equal to approximately 2 tablespoons so you'll get approximately 7 grams of protein.

If you‘ve never tried chia seeds, this is a wonderful recipe to get this fabulous super food into your lifestyle.

BANANA CHIA SEED PUDDING W/ ALMOND BUTTER

Makes 2 servings

2 cups unsweetened, dairy-free milk

1 very ripe banana

¼ cup almond butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup chia seeds

Add the milk, banana, almond butter, and cinnamon to a high-speed blender. Blend until mixed well and pour into a bowl. Add chia seeds and let it set for 15 to 30 minutes until thick and serve.

* Make this the night before and let it sit over night in the fridge so it’s a grab-n-go breakfast for the busy woman.

You no longer have to eat just egg whites and chicken to get your protein!!I hope you enjoy the recipe.I would love to hear from you. Do you have a plant based protein packed recipe you love? Leave a message below.