Banana Chia Breakfast Bowl – Family Tested & Approved

Lani Zervas - Chia Pudding

Trendy breakfast item du jour, also delicious and a bonafide super food, it’s time to welcome chia into your pantry ASAP.

I was wary of this seed based dish, texture being a top concern, but I needn’t have feared. I love it, my husband loves it, and perhaps most important of all, my toddler loves it, family taste tested and overwhelmingly approved.

Making your own almond milk may be a bit much, but it is worth every ounce of effort once you taste the home grown variety. That being said, I’m often strapped for time and just use store bought. Should you want to make almond milk, I’ve included a link to a recipe below.

Bon appétit!


2 cups fresh almond milk * See recipe here

½ cup chia seeds

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp honey

1 mashed banana

cut fruit & chopped nuts for topping 


Pour milk over ½ cup chia seeds. Add vanilla extract and honey. Stir and allow to sit in a covered container overnight in the refrigerator.

The chia seeds will soak up all the almond milk and form a pudding-like consistency. Sprinkle cinnamon in and add mashed banana. Place in a bowl and top with fresh cut fruit.

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