I made some extra to have as dessert as well :) The bananas and cashews went really well together. I wasn't after something very sweet, so the light creaminess of cashew worked well, and the bananas gave it a sweet taste. You can use any sort of nut milk for this, or if you want something even light try using coconut water instead.
Chia seeds delivers a huge amount of nutrients with very few calories, they were prized by the Aztecs and Mayans for their ability to provide sustainable energy. these little black seeds absorb 10-12 times their weight in water, turning into a gel like consistency and expanding in the stomach, increasing fullness and the providing fiber which also feeds the friendly bacteria in the intestine, boosting the gut health.
Gram for gram chia seeds contain more Omega 3s than salmon, which is important for brain health and one serving of chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily intake for calcium. So these little black seeds are definitely something to keep in the pantry. Cashew milk I make all the time, I love not having to strain it through a nut milk bag and it's so versatile, but as I mentioned before, if you want something light use coconut water instead.
You can add any fruit you want to this, blueberries, mango, even avocado, but I like the sweetness and the texture of bananas the best. Add anything you want and make your own healthy breakfast!
Raw Banana Cinnamon Chia Pudding
1 cup cashew milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp lucuma
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
2. Add the chia seeds and whisk for a min or so to make sure the seeds are spread evenly and not clumped up
3. Let settle for a min and whisk again, it should start to thicken at this point
4. Put into the refrigerate and let set for 30 mins (sometimes I will make this the night before to eat for breakfast the next day)
5. Slice up banana and put over the top