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Chia Pudding

Natalia Karoway

Tags recipes, sweets

Chia is such a beneficial addition to any diet, and yes, it's that same little seed used to turn a piece of clay into a cute green animal. Have you considered eating it? It's an excellent food for weight loss with its high fiber content allowing you to feel full without over-eating. It absorbs 10 times its own weight in water, forming a gel that works as a gentle intestinal cleanser. By weight, chia has more calcium than milk, more omega-3's than salmon and more antioxidants than blueberries. The list goes on and on. To me, none of that really matters unless you whip them up into something super yummy like this sweet & spicy vanilla pudding. Combined here with the superfood hemp seed, you've got yourself a powerhouse of a breakfast, snack or dessert that tastes great! 

Chia Pudding

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of pure water
  • 6 tablespoons hemp seeds or cashews
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons chia seed
  • ¼ cup raisins, optional

Instructions:

In a blender, combine water, hemp, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Blend to make a smooth cream. Pour into a medium sized bowl. Add chia seeds to the bowl and whisk to combine. Let the pudding sit for 20-30 minutes allowing the chia to absorb the liquid. Stir a couple of times to avoid lumps. Add raisins if desired.


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