Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

 

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

 

As a member of Peanut Butter & Co’s Yum Squad I got the opportunity to play with their new Chocmeister in the kitchen. I already knew I loved it as I tried it at Expo West in March and I couldn’t wait for the girls to try it. Chocmeister is a chocolate hazelnut spread but has less sugar and more protein than other chocolate hazelnut spreads. I went with the Dark Chocolate Chocmeister as it is dairy free. Of course the girls loved it and the first thing I made was waffles layered with Chocmeister and strawberries, and others adding in Fluff. I had planned on posting that but just wasn’t feeling it. If you saw the picture of it I posted on social media you may have also seen that I broke our waffle iron making them. I thought back to the time we had another chocolate hazelnut spread and it was in Ireland and we had a lot of it. We had taken peanut butter and almond butter with us but we blew through that and when we went to the store we weren’t impressed with ones we tried so we picked up a chocolate hazelnut spread, Nutella, that is very popular there and well we loved it. I didn’t buy it when we got back home because well the sugar content and we had enough to that treat. So again I was happy when I heard about Chocmeister. Thinking about one of the things we loved most Nutella and fresh bakery bread sandwiches, usually with bananas in the middle I thought, HELLO? Bananas and chocolate have to be one of top combos ever created. Of course there is peanut butter and almost anything but all those aside it has to be one of the best. So I tried to go a healthier direction and went with chia pudding, since my oldest LOVES her chia. Chia drinks, chia bars, chia pudding, chia anything. I’m waiting for her to start sprouting like a chia pet, haha. A isn’t as big of a fan but blended up she is good. So I took one of our favorites and added a little twist with Chocmesiter, making Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups! Perfect for breakfast or dessert you can keep the chia pudding as is or blend it for a creamier texture. So I am sharing the girls two favorite versions. A breakfast version with texture that is easy to make and can be enjoyed on the go, layering a chunky banana chia pudding with a ripple, and in this case drizzle, of Chocmeister. For dessert you blend the soaked chia seeds with banana, frozen if you want a real treat, and layer with Chocmeister and (coconut) whipped cream! You really can’t go wrong with either as they are both delicious and leave you satisfied! Like I said with less sugar and more protein in Chocmeister I am ok adding it to healthy banana chia pudding for a breakfast for the girls or turning into a healthy dessert adding in the coconut whipped cream. I personally love both versions and even add in a little vanilla protein when enjoying the breakfast version (and a little extra milk to reach desired consistency).

 

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

 

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

 

So that you can give our Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups a try my friends at Peanut Butter & Co have allowed me to giveaway a jar of Chocmeister and have given me a code for $1 off any jar of Chocmeister, code โ€œChocolatey” (not case sensitive, and will expire on July 31st) to share with my readers.

 

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cup, “breakfast version”
Makes 1 serving
1 large ripe banana
2 TBSP chia seeds
3/4c non dairy milk
pinch of cinnamon, optional
stevia or sweetener of choice to taste
2 TBSP Peanut Butter & Co Chocmeister
additional banana slices for garnish, optional

 

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups, “dessert version”
Makes 1 serving
1 large ripe banana, frozen
1/2c non dairy milk
1 TBSP chia seeds
pinch of cinnamon, optional
stevia or sweetener of choice to taste
1/2-1c coconut whipped cream (So Delicious Coco Whip, Lite)
2 TBSP Peanut Butter & Co Chocmeister
additional banana slices and cookies for garnish, optional

 

Soak chia seeds and milk overnight or for 4 hours.

For breakfast or non blended version, mash banana with a fork and mix with soaked chia seeds, stevia, and cinnamon. Place half of the banana chia pudding into a glass, layer Chocmeister, than remaining banana chia pudding. Top with drizzle of Chocmeister and banana slices if desired. Enjoy!

For dessert or blended version place soaked chia seeds in a Vitamix, or high speed blender. Blend soaked chia seeds, stevia, and cinnamon until smooth. Add in frozen banana, using tamper tool if needed, blend smooth. Spoon half the mixture into a glass, top with half of the coconut whipped cream, Chocmeister, repeat. Top with drizzle of Chocmeister and banana slices if desired. Enjoy!

 

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Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)

 

Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups (vegan and gluten free)
Banana Chocmeister Chia Cups
(vegan and gluten free)