View Full Version : Creamy Strawberry Chocolate Chia Pudding
02-20-2010, 02:57 PM
My friend Lucy calls chia seeds "amazing little bladders of water". Chia seeds swell up in liquids and become gelatinous, like tapioca pearls. They are a wonderful source of calcium and omega 3 fatty acids, and will keep you full for a long time while drawing out bad cholesterol out of your body!
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 T agave nectar
- 1 inch vanilla bean
- 1/2 - 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1 t lucuma powder
- 1 T raw cacao
- 4 T chia seeds
- Blend the cashews, water, agave, vanilla, strawberries, lucuma and cacao to make a creamy nut milk.
- In a small bowl, or in 2 cups with 2 T of chia seeds in each, stir the chia seeds with the strawberry milk until the chia seeds are well coated.
- Drink immediately, or set aside until the chia seeds have gelled and you have a tapioca-pudding like bowl of deliciousness.
02-20-2010, 03:55 PM
02-23-2010, 09:48 AM
Here is the picture :)
02-23-2010, 01:27 PM
I know what I am having when my MC is over! :D
03-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Just made this - so yummy! Thank you!
03-18-2010, 08:09 PM
ooohh, I am having some chia seeds delivered tomorrow..I am so making this. Could I use almonds instead of cashews..the taste of cashews turn my stomach..I don't know why.
03-18-2010, 08:19 PM
I might attempt a chocolate-only variation! Yum!!
As far as cashews go, I find macadamias make the best replacement. But as this is a pudding, you could probably use young coconut too! It makes amazing puddings!
03-19-2010, 12:19 PM
I think any kind of nut would probably be good for this (or coconut) since you are basically making a sweetened nut milk with the pulp for the chia to soak up. This was even better after sitting overnight. My SAD daughter said it wasn't sweet enough though and chopped bananas into hers - if that's what it takes, LOL!
03-19-2010, 12:29 PM
If that's what it takes. LOVE it.
Going to try out the recipie too. Sounds delish!!
03-21-2010, 01:53 PM
Sounds great, but what is lucuma powder? Can you omit it from the recipe?
03-21-2010, 02:00 PM
Oooh ... yum!
Thank you so much for the recipe. I am looking forward to trying it. :)
03-21-2010, 02:55 PM
Yes you can remove the lucuma!
04-24-2010, 05:20 PM
This is YUMMY! I am allergic to cashews so I had to substitute with macadamia nuts. :p I let it sit and ate it as a pudding - I did use the lucuma.
04-25-2010, 04:22 PM
Great, Mindy! It is only of my favorite puddings.
04-26-2010, 04:18 PM
I made this last night. It was delicious. I didn't use enough liquid (I only put about a cup of water in), so next time I'll add more because I like mine runnier rather than thick. This had a very nice flavour. My husband called it neapolitan ice-cream flavour. I actually think I prefered the taste right out of the blender, and next time I'll drink it right away rather than letting it sit.
I substituted maca powder for the lucuma.
Sirova, thanks for yet another delicious recipe.
04-27-2010, 01:31 PM
You're so welcome :)
I should be posting more soon, I just got so busy.
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