If you have a sweet tooth, chia pudding, is a quick dessert to be made that is relatively low in calories but it is packed full of nutrients and health benefits. I love Chia pudding because it gives me the sweetness I desire while helping me feel fuller longer than a traditional dessert because of the relatively large amount of fiber and protein. Since I am a marathoner, I am always looking for plant based ways to fortify my bones and since chia seeds tend to have more calcium per gram than most dairy products it's a winner.
Enjoy this seductively sweet substitution for your favorite dessert. Your taste buds and waistline will thank you.
Note: Nutritional information above has been estimated. Results may vary. Information is provided for convenience and does not constitute professional nutritional advice.
- 2.5 cups water
- 12 cashews
- 3 tbsp flax seed
- 3 dates
- 6 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- Add 1 cup of water, flax seed, cashews and dates to a blender. Blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes, until a smooth milk is made.
- Add 1.5 cup more of water, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt, and pulse until combined, leaving chia seeds whole.
- Stash in the fridge for 1 hour and then top with your desired fresh fruit.