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After trying several recipes for this, the following
recipe is my favorite.  It has a sweet taste (from dates only and no added sweeteners)
and rich, creamy texture (without dairy), like a true pudding should.
 It’s so good, I actually prefer eating it plain.
 Better yet, the cashew milk it is made with is just downright delicious
all on its own!

Chia Seed Pudding


1/2 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

2 cups water

1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked for 2 hours)

6 Medjool dates, pitted

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Put the chia seeds and shredded coconut into a mixing bowl and stir
until evenly distributed.  Set aside.  Blend the water, cashews, dates
and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Pour the cashew milk blend into the bowl with the chia seeds and
coconut and stir until the seeds are evenly distributed and there are no
clumps.  The mixture should resemble a thickened liquid as shown below.

Chia Pudding

Let sit for 5 minutes and stir again.  You’ll notice the seeds are
starting to gel.  Let sit and stir for two more rounds and then put into
the refrigerator for a few hours to set.

Chia Pudding

For other alternatives:

– with banana chunks and cinnamon

– with slivered almonds and cranberries

– with mango chunks and shredded coconut

How do you like your chia pudding?

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