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Paleo Banana-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding

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A Paleo Banana-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding that is low in sugar and perfect for breakfast on the go!

Paleo Banana-Free Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comI have shared a lot of recipes on this little ‘ole blog.  Hundreds, to be exact.  But to this day, the one recipe that I have probably made the most (as in, every week) is my Chocolate Banana Coconut Chia Pudding.  Maybe it is because it is super easy to prep ahead.  Or maybe it is because it tastes like eating dessert for breakfast.  I mean, who wouldn’t love that?

Paleo Banana-Free Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comSo while I think my original chia recipe is pretty darn fab, I have been experimenting with trying to lower the sugar content a bit by creating a banana-free version.  I know many people who are on sugar-free or low-sugar eating regimens for health reasons, but there is no reason why they should not be able to join in on the goodness of chia pudding!  Problem solved.

Paleo Banana-Free Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comMy banana-free chia pudding also fits in perfectly with the theme for this month’s The Recipe Redux post.  It’s all about getting creative during breakfast time, all while keeping things healthy.  I’d say veggies in a sweet breakfast totally fits the bill.

Paleo Banana-Free Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comChia pudding is also fantastic if you are looking for a quick breakfast during the work week.  It takes five minutes to prep the night before (or several nights before), and then it is grab-and-go time even when you are half asleep.  Though to be honest, I love chia pudding so much that it literally is the one thing that gets me out of bed some mornings.

Paleo Banana-Free Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comPaleo Banana-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding
Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/3 cup of full-fat coconut milk (check your ingredients for no additives or gums)
1 cup of filtered water
1/2 cup of cooked sweet potato (I prefer Japanese or white sweet potatoes)
1 tsp carob powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 TB chia seeds

Directions

1. Combine coconut milk, filtered water, sweet potato, carob powder, and ground cinnamon in a high-powered blender.

2. Turn on the blender and gradually increase to the highest speed.  Blend for approximately 30 seconds, or until well-combined.

3. Place chia seeds into a pint-sized mason jar.  Pour contents of blender into the jar.  Secure with a lid and shake gently until well-mixed.

4. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least four hours.

5. Add desired toppings.

Paleo Banana-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comSunflower seed butter is my absolute must when it comes to topping chia seed pudding.  In fact, I think it is half of the reason why I love chia pudding so much!

Berries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, and nuts (if well-tolerated) are all great topping options.

Paleo Banana-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThis just may be my new favorite thing ever.  Or at least until the next thing comes along!

Paleo Banana-Free Chocolate Chia Pudding {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comHow to make banana-free chia seed pudding #Paleo #vegan #glutenfree Click To Tweet

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  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen February 21, 2016, 8:44 am

    This sounds tasty! I love chia pudding, but have never added banana OR sweet potato 😉
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 21, 2016, 4:38 pm

      Well I think you need to try it with BOTH then! 😉

  • Giselle February 21, 2016, 9:08 am

    That sounds so good! I love the use of sweet potato 🙂

    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 21, 2016, 4:41 pm

      Thank you, Giselle! It was totally random, but really worked!

  • Emily @SinfulNutrition February 21, 2016, 9:15 am

    Looks like we both got chia pudding on the brain! Although mine does have banana. 🙂 Love the sweet potato option though!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 21, 2016, 4:41 pm

      Great minds think (mostly) a like! Gotta love chia pudding 🙂

  • Amy February 21, 2016, 1:12 pm

    I’m a big fan of chia seed pudding. I love seeing new flavor combos and this one looks delicious!

    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 21, 2016, 4:42 pm

      Isn’t it so good? It took me a few tries to get used to the texture, but now I am hooked!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul February 21, 2016, 7:20 pm

    This looks so yummy! And I love that wood spoon!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 22, 2016, 8:15 am

      Thanks! It’s from World Market! 🙂

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors February 22, 2016, 1:47 pm

    The addition of sweet potato here, omg so creamy and the flavor 🙂 This is definitely a winner!! We are obsessed with chia pudding here!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 22, 2016, 3:41 pm

      Isn’t chia pudding the best? I love being able to eat “dessert” for breakfast 😉 And yes… the sweet potato makes it extra creamy dreamy!

  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks February 23, 2016, 2:36 pm

    Yum!! Only a couple more days left in my Whole30…might have to add this to the list. I have to say, I haven’t tired of eggs yet so I’m still going strong on the scramble game for breakfast.
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl February 23, 2016, 3:45 pm

      You should definitely add it to the list! I hear you on the eggs. I am not eating them right now but I REALLY miss them! 🙁

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