Overnight Banana Cherry Pudding

The weekend went by terribly fast, didn’t it?

It hasn’t stopped raining in over 2 weeks, or at least it seems that way. Instead of relaxing outside as I’m sure most of you did, we spent most of the weekend cuddled up on the couch with the puppies, watching movies and dozing off here and there.

It was definitely a lazy weekend.

Kevin picked up some great movies though!

Red Riding Hood — the reviews for this movie aren’t good at all. But who listens to reviews, anyway? The cinematography was amazing. About 10 minutes in I guessed that it was directed by the same director of Twilight, and I was right! They captured the picturesque fairytale town perfectly and the soundtrack was amazing! The story line was pretty good, definitely not the strongest, but the movie had me trying to guess who the wolf was right up until the end. Kevin and I gave it 8/10.

The Adjustment Bureau — it has to be said… I LOVE Matt Damon! Not in a teenage heart throb crush sort of way, more like in a “I wish all actors could be THIS good” way. This movie far surpassed my expectations. It’s such an original take on a love story! It’s a must see. Kevin and I gave it a 9/10.

The Unknown — this movie definitely had me guessing for awhile, but it wasn’t my favorite. It’s jam packed full of action, so I came to look forward to the fight scenes or the explosions that were around every corner. As always, Liam Neeson played the same hard and tough character that he always does. It was meh for me, but Kevin really liked it. We settled on a 7/10.

And we had a great breakfast Sunday morning, or rather I had a grrreat breakfast, and Kevin a mediocre one of cinnamon toast.

Overnight Banana Cherry Pudding

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

A raw, high fiber breakfast with mashed banana, fresh cherries, flax and chia seeds.

Inspired by my banana almond, and banana berry puddings

Yield: 1 cup of pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 10 fresh cherries, pits removed and diced
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon shelled flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed

Suggested toppings: cherries, shelled flax seed

Directions

To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance

  1. If your flax seed is not shelled, no worries! Place flax seed in a ziploc bag and place on your cutting board. Take a medium sized saucepan and hit the bag with the flat side of the pot. The shells should separate from the inner germ. Place the entire contents of the bag in a glass container.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and stir until incorporated.
  3. Seal container and keep in the fridge overnight.
  4. Enjoy right from the fridge, or heat in the microwave for 45 seconds.

I whipped up another batch of Blueberry Banana Cake Bars to go along with my pudding. I think next time I’ll replace the blueberries with chocolate chips and increase the banana.

Mmm maybe I’ll be making these again tomorrow…

I’m happy we had the relaxing weekend that we did, as this week is going to be pretty hectic! We both have a lot of meetings this week, we have to grout the bathroom, paint, I’m going golfing with ladies from the office, and my sister’s celebrating her 22nd birthday!

Here’s to a successful week!

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  1. Haven’t seen those movies yet….but I saw the Green Lantern yesterday-so good! I just love super hero movies, i guess :D

  2. Ooooh this looks so good! I’m such a sucker for overnight oats. It’s another reminder to buy a cherry pitter.

  3. “replace the blueberries with chocolate chips and increase the banana.”— sounds good to me :)

    Seriously they look great as is and the pudding looks awesome.

    Your photography is just WONDERFUL in this post. I am loving it! The way the light is hitting it and also the way the bars are out of focus/blurred depth of field, love it!

    • You’ve made me smile from ear to ear! Thanks, Averie :)

    • Ya… not going to lie, pitting all of them was a royal pain.

    • haha I’ll just keep posting chia recipes until you get to trying them!

    • I made a peaches and cream version last night and nearly died! Peaches and chia were made for one another!

  4. This looks so good, I would looove to make it! I really need some cherries in my life, it has been way too long!

  5. Wow. That pudding looks delicious. I’ve been eating cherries like crazy lately!
    Oh and I saw Red Riding Hood. I didn’t think it was that bad either. The ending totally had me surprised and I’ll admit, I thought Little Red’s “forbidden boyfriend” was pretty damn cute. :-P
    Hope this week ahead is sunny and wam for you!

  6. I just had cherries for breakfast I am loving them right now & this dish looks so great!

  7. Thank you for the movie reviews! The weather hasn’t been too great in Oregon either, so I might need to rent some of those movies to keep entertained. The pudding looks amazing!

    -Emily

  8. I love this recipe. It looks refreshing and delicious! I’m not really a twilight fan… Did Kevin really like the Red Riding Hood movie?

    • I think I liked it a bit more than Kevin. He was trying to give it a 6 or 7 out of 10. But, he was entertained by it! Which is more than I can say about 90% of the other movies I make him watch haha

  9. This looks so yummy I plan on making it verrry soon! Did you grind your flax seeds before adding them?

    • I used shelled flax seed – If your flax seed is not shelled, no worries! Place flax seed in a ziploc bag and place on your cutting board. Take a medium sized saucepan and hit the bag with the flat side of the pot. The shells should separate from the inner germ.

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