For some reason, I have been really into bananas lately. I eat one every single day, and sometimes too. They are perfect blended up into a post workout smoothie, mashed into some oatmeal, or whipped up into a a peanut butter banana casein protein pudding.
Another thing I have really been using a lot of lately is chia seeds. They are packed with protein, fiber, calcium, healthy fats, and much more. A lot of times I will blend them up into a smoothie, then while I workout out they absorb some of the liquid leaving me with a nice, thick smoothie a couple hours later.
Their absorption is why they are perfect for making protein pudding. Just mix all the ingredients together, put in a bowl in the fridge to let sit overnight, and the next day you have a nice, thick chia pudding waiting for you.
To pack it with protein and add some tasty flavor, I used Ascent vanilla casein protein. It’s great to eat before bed since the casein is a slow digesting protein that your muscle can use all night.
One of my favorite parts about this pudding is how absolutely creamy it is. By adding the ripe bananas, creamy peanut butter, and cashew milk all blended together it becomes such a thick and creamy treat. You can’t beat that!
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pudding
This pudding is thick, creamy, packed with protein and filled with the delicious flavors of salty peanut butter and sweet banana for the perfect, healthy treat.
Author: Spencer Miller aka MacroChef
Serves: 8 servings
- 2 large, ripe bananas
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla cashew milk (or preferred milk)
- 6 tbsp. natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. honey*
- 3 scoops Ascent vanilla casein protein powder
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- Blend all ingredients except for chia seeds in a food processor until smooth.
- Add chia seeds and blend briefly until incorporated evenly throughout the pudding.
- Pour into a large bowl and cover with foil. Let sit in the fridge for 4-5 hours or overnight to let chia seeds soak up liquid. This will make the pudding nice and thick.
- Serve pudding chilled and drizzle with a little extra peanut butter, chia seeds, and a banana slice. Enjoy!
*For lower calorie/carb, you can omit the honey. It will be less sweet, but still taste delicious.
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 200 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 18 Sugar: 8 Fiber: 5 Protein: 14