Feb 27, 2024

Energizing Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding

Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding with JOYÀ Defend Superblend

Why you'll love this Energizing Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding

This is nutrient-packed, energizing, creamy decadence. This peanut butter-banana-cacao chia pudding is loaded with superfood and functional food goodness, including the Defend Superblend featuring reishi + lion’s mane mushrooms, maca and ashwagandha to help you stay calm and power on, all day long.

Enjoy this luscious pudding to fuel your workout, or add protein powder for the perfect breakfast or post-workout recovery snack.

Ingredients to make a Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding

  • ⅔ cup coconut milk (or other milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 serving (1.5 tsp) JOYÀ Defend Vanilla-Maca Superblend
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter or tahini)
  • 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (or other natural sweetener), or more to taste
  • 1 ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • optional: 1 scoop collagen powder and/or protein powder (plain or vanilla)
  • ½ large banana (or 1 small), cut into chunks
  • ½ - 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • topping ideas: berries or other fruit, granola, hemp seeds, bee pollen, coconut shreds or flakes, chopped nuts

How to make a Chunky Monkey Chia Pudding

  1. The night before: in a blender jar, combine milk, cacao powder, Defend Superblend, peanut butter and 1 tsp sweetener. Blend until fully emulsified. Taste, and add more sweetener if needed (keep in mind that the banana will add sweetness).
  2. In a 2 cup glass jar or small bowl, combine blended mixture with the chia seeds. Whisk to combine. Let mixture sit for a few minutes and whisk again to remove clumps.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to eat: add collagen/protein powder, if using, and stir well until the powder is fully mixed into the pudding. Check the texture. Since the chia seeds absorb all of the liquid, if the pudding is too thick, add a little more milk until you get your desired texture. 
  5. Stir in half of the banana chunks. Top the chia pudding with remaining banana, cacao nibs, and any other toppings of your choice, and enjoy!