SO I love banana errrythang. But like, the real banana taste. Soo not down with that nasty, fake banana flavor. You know, that kind that banana runtz taste like? EW.
When my mom was preggerz she craved nanerz. Like, CRAVED. So maybe that’s where I get it from?
My dad kind of gets annoyed because all the healthy desserts I make have nana in them. Totally not my fault though! I just got lucky that bananas are so versatile and he got errrr…unlucky.
J/K – he just doesn’t loveee nanerz like I do. Maybe I owe him some non-banana cranberry bread or somethin’.
So I love chia pudding + make it quite often. It’s a great snack because it’s delish and soso healthy for you! You can experiment and make so many different types.
This particular day, I’m craving bananas (SHOCKER) soo I threw in a little nanerz.
Banana Chia Pudding:
♥ 1 cup almond milk
♥ 1/2 banana
♥ splash of pure maple syrup
♥ splash of pure vanilla
♥ couple shakes of cinnamon
♥ 1/4 cup chia seeds
Blend everything together except the chia seeds. Pour chia seeds and blended mixture into a mason jar. Mix well. Screw mason jar lid on tight and shake a few times to make sure it is all well combined. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, top with a few banana slices and a dash of cinnamon. YUM♥
So we all know that bananas and chia seeds are really good for you, yea? Let’s learn the deets on the how/why.
Bananas (details here)
→ Help overcome depression
→ Prevent muscle cramps
→ Counteract calcium loss
→ Reduce PMS symptoms
→ High levels of vitamin B6 aid weight loss, protect against type II diabetes, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells
→ Strengthen blood and relieve anemia
→ High potassium levels help lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke
→ Aid in digestions
Chia seeds (details here)
→ They pack a powerful nutritional punch without the calories
→ Loaded with antioxidants
→ Almost all carbs in chia seeds are fiber
→ High in quality protein
→ High fiber/protein aids in weight loss
→ High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
→ Lower risk of heart disease and type II diabetes
→ High in bone nutrients
→ They can improve exercise performance as much as sports drinks