Banana and Ginger Pudding

20 minutes


150g frozen banana
1/2tsp ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric
300ml almond or coconut milk
50g dates
30g nut butter
60g chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla essence
Some Slivered almonds and raspberries to top


This lusciously creamy banana pudding recipe is the ultimate nourishing dessert to enjoy during the pureed food stage of your post-bariatric surgery recovery. Frozen banana creates an ultra-smooth, ice cream-like texture that makes this banana pudding incredibly enjoyable and easy to digest. The nutritious ingredients contained in this ginger pudding recipe, like protein-rich nut butter and chia seeds, provide lasting fullness and sustained energy, while anti-inflammatory spices turmeric and ginger lend comforting warmth and aid the healing process. The hints of ginger combined with fragrant vanilla extract satisfy your cravings for something sweet in a healthier way. Once you have passed the pureed food phase, add variety to these delicious banana puddings by topping with slivered almonds and raspberries for extra crunch and flavor. Enjoy a perfectly portioned serving after dinner for a hit of indulgence. 

The simple preparation and few ingredients make this easy banana pudding recipe pudding ideal for your needs as you recover. Each creamy, dreamy spoonful delivers both body and soul exactly what they need - the comfort of dessert with the nutrition to keep you healthy. This banana pudding recipe is not only simple and delicious, it is also vegan-friendly, using only plant-based ingredients. Keep servings stashed in the freezer for a grab-and-go sweet treat anytime. This luscious banana pudding provides the ultimate balancing act between total indulgence and nourishment after bariatric surgery.

Main Benefits

  • Smooth, creamy texture - Perfect for the pureed food stage. 
  • Naturally sweet - Dates provide sweetness without added sugar. 
  • Anti-inflammatory - Ginger and turmeric aid healing.


  • Step 1

    Blend all the ingredients except the chia seeds.

  • Step 2

    Once dates are well integrated, pour into a container, mix in the chia seeds, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

  • Step 3

    Once set to a pudding consistency, top with slivered almonds and raspberries.

  • Bananas contain fibre, carbohydrates for energy, and potassium which help maintain electrolyte balance and maintain the electrical rhythm of your heart. Chia seeds are an absolute winner! Two tablespoons contain 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat (healthy, anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fat), 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fibre, plus vitamins and minerals. They keep you feeling full, and can be used in so many recipes to create a pudding-like consistency, or as a topping to add an extra healthy crunch.
  • Tumeric and Ginger both possess active ingredients that are great for inflammation, cardiovascular health, antioxidant effects as well as brain and immune function.
  • Dates are a great healthy way to add a touch of sweetness without using refined sugars or artificial sweeteners.
  • Raspberries are of course delicious, much cheaper in the frozen form as well as being so versatile. They are packed with antioxidants and sweetness as well as phytochemicals that are of huge benefit to your overall health.