Chia Banana Pudding

You are going to love this recipe because it’s so easy, so tasty, and so packed with nutrients that it may become your new breakfast routine. I’ve heard that Aztec warriors and explorers would eat a handful of raw chia seeds and have the endurance to go for days without other food. Wthether or not that is a myth, Chia seeds, AKA Salvia Hispanica, AKA Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet, is a flowering plant in the sage family that was cultivated by the Aztec. The seeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, dietary fiber, and is a significant source of antioxidants and a variety of amino acids. You can even use Chia, like flax, as an egg-replacer in baked goods!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (serves 2):

  • • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • • 1 large banana
  • • 1½ cups almond milk


  1. 1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. (* Instead of blending, you can also just soak the seeds in the almond milk for 5 minutes for a more interesting texture).
  2. 2. Add about 1 cup of whatever fruit you enjoy. I added blueberries, strawberries, figs, and white peach.

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Shaina

    Nom nom, that was super yummy. Thanks!