Healthy Recipes

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

The chia seeds in this decadent dessert deliver impressive amounts of calcium, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding
Pin it Nicolai Grosell

Ingredients: 

2 cups skim milk
4 tablespoons whole chia seeds
1 medium banana, mashed
1⁄2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon light agave syrup
Pinch of cinnamon
Berries, for garnish
Mint leaves, for garnish

Directions: 

1. Place milk and chia seeds in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
2. When the mixture begins to thicken, whisk in remaining ingredients (except garnish) and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Divide mixture into 4 small serving dishes and cool in refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour.
4. Garnish with berries and mint leaves and serve.

Nutritional facts: 

SERVES 4. Per serving (not including berries and mint): 185 calories, 9.7 g fat (6.4 g saturated fat), 6.8 g protein, 22.6 g carbohydrates, 5.2 g fiber, 68 mg sodium.