Chia Pudding

Surprisingly, chia seeds can make a great dessert. And they're high in omega-3's. So this is a delicious way to get your good fats... as a dessert! What could be better? It's also wonderful as breakfast or as a snack. It has the soft, chewy type texture of tapioca.

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Chia Pudding (Serves 4)
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1 3/4 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Add all the ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender and blend on high until smooth. 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on your blender.

Add the chia and pulse a few times to mix the seeds in. Let it rest for a minute and pulse again. Let it rest one more minute and pulse one last time. By now, the chia should be getting gelatinous and evenly distributed.

Pour this into a container and refrigerate, or pour it into several smaller containers and add some of the optional additions below for variety.

Optional additions:  

  • fresh or frozen fruit
  • banana
  • chopped almonds
  • cacao nibs
  • mint