Banana and berry chia pods

May_The raw and uncooked_Banana and Berry Chia Pods

Nutritious chia seeds are very versatile – fantastic for adding texture, thickness and crunch, along with protein, fibre and Omega-3s. This simple, tasty recipe can be used as a base; substituting the fruits and nuts for others of your choice.


  • 480ml almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk or other milk of your choice
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 medium bananas OR a large handful of cashews
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • a large handful of berries (or any other fruits of your liking)


The night before, add 240ml of the milk to the chia seeds, stir well, and leave to soak overnight.

In the morning, blend the vanilla powder, bananas (or cashews), coconut sugar and berries with the remaining 240ml of milk until smooth. Add the soaked chia mixture, blend for a few seconds to incorporate, and serve, sprinkled with hemp seeds, cacao nibs or chopped fruits.

Recipe courtesy of Nama Foods

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