Chia Banana Nicecream

Most of the “Nicecream” recipes circulating at the moment have more than the recommended daily intake of fruit and sugar in just one serving. Eating 7 bananas may be good for the potassium levels, but I have found that having a sugar dense meal for breakfast is a sure fire way to give me a fatigue slump just before lunch.

I think that “Banana Nicecream” is a brilliant idea though, and I’ve made an alternative version before using greek yogurt (see my Nicecream with coconutty granola page!). However, I’ve now discovered you can get an even more brilliantly thick and creamy consistency by using one of my old favourites – chia seed pudding! Simply blend the pudding with a single frozen banana for a deliciously cold, thick, creamy and not overly sugary breakfast treat!

Almond and Cacao Nicecream

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Ingredients
– 1/3 cup chia seeds
– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
– 1 frozen banana
– 2 tablespoons plain protein powder
– 1 tablespoon Mayvers food almond, cacao and coconut spread (or alternatively, 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder and a small handful of raw almonds)

Method
1. Mix the chia, milk and protein powder until well combined. Set overnight in the fridge.
2. Blend the pudding with the rest of the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Top with whatever takes your fancy – I’ve used date, cinnamon and walnuts!

Green Peanutty Nicecream

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Ingredients
– 1/3 cup chia seeds
– 1 cup soy milk
– 1 frozen banana
– 1 tablespoon peanut butter
– 2 tablespoons plain protein powder
– 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
– 1 frozen banana

Method
1. Mix the chia, milk and protein powder until well combined. Set overnight in the fridge.
2. Blend the pudding with the rest of the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Dress with berries of your choice (I’ve chosen goji berries here).

Spinach and Cacao Nicecream

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Ingredients
– 1/3 cup chia seeds
– 1 cup coconut milk
– 2 tablespoons plain protein powder
– 1 tablespoon cacao
– 1 frozen banana
– 1/4 cup spinach

Method
1. Mix the chia, milk and protein powder until well combined. Set overnight in the fridge.
2. Blend the pudding with the rest of the ingredients until smooth and creamy. If it’s not sweet enough for your palate, add a pinch of stevia and blend again until combined. Garnish with nuts and seeds – my recommendation is walnuts and pepitas!

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