Holiday Chia Pudding
Good anytime of the year
The texture is especially fun because of the shredded coconut, and even though the flavors are for the holidays (my inspiration when creating it), CLEARLY, you can make and enjoy this any time of the year... like NOW!
½ tsp powdered Ginger
¼ Cup Navitas Naturals Cashew Whole Nuts, soaked 1 hour, drained/rinsed
¼ Cup Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds
¼ Cup shredded, unsweetend, dried Coconut
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
⅛ tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Lucuma Powder
1 Cup Water
4 soft Medjool Dates, pitted
Place the chia seeds and coconut in a small bowl, briefly stir to mix, and set aside. Blend the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour the blended cashew mixture into the bowl with the chia seeds and coconut and stir. Wait a few minutes and stir again. (You’ll notice the chia seeds beginning to take on a gelatinous texture.) Wait a few minutes, again, and stir. Do the “wait and stir” once more, and then place the Holiday Chia Pudding in the refrigerator for about 15 - 20 minutes (or longer, if desired). Then, enjoy.
Personally, I especially love this recipe when it's closer to room temperature, because it's like comfort food. So, after it gels in the refrigerator briefly, I like eating it before it gets too cold. However, this recipe will stay fresh when stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days, so feel free to nibble a spoonful here and there - cold or not! It's all good!
Yield 1 1/4 cups
Recipe and photo courtesty of Kristen Suzanne of Kristen's Raw.