This recipe is very simple and only requires 6 ingredients and a food processor! Also it’s vegan and gluten-free!
The idea is simple: Kind of like a smoothie with hemp seeds and chia seeds. The result is a naturally-sweet “pudding” that’s perfect for snacking or a lighter dessert.
It almost goes without saying, but this dessert is packed with antioxidants thanks to the bluberries, potassium from the bananas, omega 3 fatty acids and protein from the chia seeds, and all 20 amino acids (including the 9 amino acids our bodies can’t produce) from the hemp seeds.
I hope you all enjoy this pudding as much as I did!
Loaded with healthy ingredients
Easy to make
This is the perfect treat to have around when you need something quick for breakfast or a snack or you’re craving a healthier dessert.
Recipe: Blueberry Hemp Seed Pudding
A healthier snack or dessert made with berries, sweetened with bananas, and thickened with hemp seeds and chia seeds! Naturally sweet, creamy, and incredibly nutrient-rich. Plus, only 6 ingredients and a food processor required.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 2-3 servings
Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
1 just ripe (not overripe) bananas
2 cups blueberries (fresh or, if frozen, thawed)
1/2 cup plant based milk (I used pea milk)
2 Tbsp of maple syrup or 2-3 pitted dates (optional -for taste)
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1. Add bananas, berries, and coconut milk to a food processor and mix to combine. Then taste and adjust sweetness if needed, adding either maple syrup or pitted dates (optional) and blending to combine.
2. Next, add hemp seeds, chia seeds, and pulse to combine. Transfer to 2-3 serving dishes (use fewer or more serving dishes if altering batch size).
3. Cover and refrigerate to chill for at least 2 hours. Will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
If you give this recipe a try, let us know what you think! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a picture #nutrition_connections on Instagram so we can see what you came up with. Cheers!
By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN