Fortunately I am feeling much better now, and am pleased to share this easy recipe I made a few weeks ago.
Bananas and I usually get on best in frozen banana soft serve form, so this was an unusual dish for me to make. Not only that, I'm not a huge fan of puddings either. I guess taste buds operate on whim, and on the day in question, this was what I wanted!
The 'high protein' component to this dish is (wait for it!) chickpeas. I think I was inspired by the banana-chickpea filling of my coconut banana chocolate truffles. I know it sounds odd, but chickpeas and banana seem to be surprisingly good friends. I have never been able to whole-heartedly endorse chocolate flavoured chickpea puddings or butters, which to me taste bean-y and require some getting used to. In this, though, you can't taste the chickpeas.
If you're still not convinced? Follow my lead and add a sprinkle of chocolate chips. They make everything better.
High protein banana cinnamon pudding
This recipe may look unusual, but the ingredients get on surprisingly well!
Vegan, low fat and serves one
Food processor required
Author: Bite-sized thoughts
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 large banana
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Chocolate chips of choice, optional but recommended
Combine the chickpeas, banana, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor and process until smooth.
Stir through the chocolate chips, and serve immediately or after chilling in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes.
Are you a banana fan? How about pudding desserts?