Banana Cream Pie Protein Chia Pudding

Featuring Garden of Life’s Whey Protein in Vanilla





Disclaimer: I am so honoured to be in a partnership with my good friends at Garden of Life, who sponsored this blog post. Although I was provided the products featured in this blog post at no additional cost, all thoughts & opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.


We’re still in summer mode and what’s better than turning a summer classic into a tasty, healthy + high-protein snack?


This Banana Cream Pie protein chia pudding recipe is perfect because it’s inspired by the dessert and tastes so much like the original, with a light coconut flavour from the mix of coconut milks.


I mentioned it’s also good for you too right?


WHY CHIA PUDDING IS SO GOOD FOR YOU


For one, chia seeds contain tons of fibre and healthy fats - making it great for digestion while keeping you full and satisfied.


Plus, the addition of Garden of Life’s Whey protein powder really gives it both a great consistency and texture (which adds to the overall summery feel and taste!) AND a boost of muscle-building nutrients that are perfect for fuelling up or for recovery.


In my opinion, Garden of Life has one of the best Vanilla protein powders - and it really shows out in this pudding. While plant-based protein powder is also an option here, for me personally, I didn’t like the consistency as much as with whey protein powder, because it thickened the pudding up too much. So, while it's fine to use if you prefer, I definitely recommend using Garden of Life's whey protein in Vanilla, which you can check out here.


We have just a few weeks left in summer - so be sure to give this a try before it ends, or even afterward to take you back to feeling like you’re soaking up the sunshine no matter what season you’re in!


Grab the full recipe + details below.





INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 tbsp, Chia Seeds

  • 1 tsp, Vanilla Extract

  • 1 tbsp, Maple Syrup

  • 2 Bananas

  • 0.50 cup(s), Coconut Flakes - Unsweetened

  • 0.50 cup, Canned Coconut Milk

  • 2 cup(s), Unsweetened Coconut Milk

  • 3 scoops Garden of Life Whey Protein in Vanilla


DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together chia seeds, vanilla extract, maple syrup, coconut milks and protein powder until well combined. (If you’d like, sifting the whey protein powder will help with minimizing clumps in your mixture.)

  2. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight.

  3. Once the mixture has thickened, stir well and pour into individual containers, ramekins, mason jars or serving dishes.

  4. Top with sliced bananas and coconut flakes.

  5. Dig in!


NUTRITION INFO:


Servings, 4

Calories per serving, 384

Fats, 16g

Carbohydrates, 35g

Sugars, 12g

Fibre, 16g

Protein, 26g