Thanks so much to Silk and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamers for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.
Banana pudding is one of my greatest loves. Vanilla wafers, sweet bright yellow banana pudding… but it’s not the healthiest thing in the world. So here’s a way you can enjoy a healthier, plant-based version of the classic favorite: Dairy-Free Banana Pudding Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds! THIS IS SO DELICIOUS.
Be not ye afraid of the grayish color of this smoothie bowl. That’s just the little chia seeds that are mixed into the whole thing. If you’ve never had chia pudding, you are in for a treat. Chia seeds turn gelatinous when wet (which you may remember if you’ve ever had a chia pet before). They make such a great addition when added to fresh pureed fruit (like strawberries), giving it a pudding-like consistency with a delightful crunch.
Smoothie bowls are the latest thing. If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few months, you’ve likely come across them. They are, predictably, like smoothies. But they are often thicker, since you eat it out of a bowl with a spoon. You can top them with yummy things for added flavor and texture and things you can actually “chew.” Think of them like a cold, sweet soup. They are a wonderful way to shake up your smoothie routine.
This smoothie bowl has the creamy flavor of sweet bananas and vanilla, just like you’d find in banana pudding. And it has that pudding-like consistency, not to mention tons of added nutrients, from the chia seeds. And it’s SO easy to make!
I just blended together a couple bananas with some So Delicious French vanilla dairy-free coconut milk creamer, added chia seeds, and let it sit in my fridge for a while. That’s another thing about this smoothie bowl recipe- you make it ahead of time for a SUPER easy breakfast. The chia seeds need time to soak up the liquid and become pudding-like.
This is the second post I’ve done about this creamer. I made a two-ingredient rice pudding last month with it, which was fabulous. I usually drink my coffee black, unless its iced, but I’m loving these alternative uses for coffee creamer. In this smoothie bowl, the creamer adds the sweet vanilla flavor that makes this taste like banana pudding. And it allows you to create a creamy smoothie bowl without any dairy products. It’s easy to find at Target in the coffee creamer section (yes, they have a whole section for that!) AND, you can get 15% off of it using the cartwheel app from 5/7-5/17. ANDDDD, there’s a manufacture’s coupon on the So Delicious website for $0.55 off! You know I’m all about a bargain.
When it was time to eat, I topped the smoothie bowl with extra sliced bananas, extra chia seeds, and French vanilla flavored granola. It was a WONDERFUL, plant-based treat for breakfast, and it would make a great healthy dessert as well.
Here’s the recipe for the Banana Pudding Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds!
Banana Pudding Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer such as So Delicious Dairy-Free
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- sliced bananas, extra chia seeds, french vanilla granola for topping, optional
- Blend together 2 ripe bananas and creamer (1/2 cup) until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl or container and stir in chia seeds (1/4 cup).
- Refrigerate overnight or for at least two hours.
- Top with sliced bananas, chia seeds, and french vanilla granola and serve.
- If you don't have a blender, you can use a food processor or an electric mixer on high speed in a large bowl.
- The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk and So Delicious. The opinions and text are all mine.