Intense Cherry Chia Seed Pudding

What an experience! I’ve seen them on tons of beautiful Instagram feed and I have always wondered: what the heck is that and what does it taste like? Well now I know and my first experience trying out chia seeds was a real success. I absolutely love it: it is delicious and I like the idea of baking a dessert without eggs, flour, butter or anything traditional. The fresh cherries not only give the chia seed pudding a beautiful deep red color but all the sweetness needed. I was surprised at how few sugar is required when baking chia seeds pudding. It is indeed super healthy and energizing. There are tons of articles out there singing the praises of chia seeds but what really stroked me is that they are a really great source of omega-3 fats and fiber. But without further ado, let’s get started!

 

Servings: 4 cups

Total time: 30 minutes preparation + 3 hours/1 night resting time

 

Ingredients:

Pudding:

– 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

– ½ cup cold water

– ½ cup fresh pitted and halved cherries

– ½ teaspoon cinnamon

– 2 to 3 drops of pure vanilla extract

– 1 soup spoon brown sugar

– ½ cup chia seeds (whole white by the brand Prana)

 

Topping:

– ¼ cup cashew nuts

– ¼ cup fresh pitted and halved cherries

– 2 soup spoons cold water

– 2 to 3 drops of pure vanilla extract

– 1 teaspoon brown sugar

 

Directions:

 

Pudding:

Pour all the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly. Let rest for 10 minutes and stir again. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

 

Topping:

Soak the cashew nuts in a cup of water for at least 3 hours.

Drain the cashew nuts.

In your food processor, mix together all the ingredients and process until smooth.

Divide the pudding into 4 cups and cover with the cashew mixture. You can add other pitted and halved cherries on top for the decoration or just because you like them so much!

And now, enjoy!

 

From above:

Chia Seed Pudding with Cherries and Cashew Nuts
Chia Seed Pudding with Cherries and Cashew Nuts

 

 

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