Today I’m showing you how to make on of my favorite vegan snacks. My friends at the Sanoviv Medical Institute taught me how to make it – thanks, Sue!
Chia seed pudding is full of plant-based protein, omega-3’s, fiber and good carbs.
It’s also super simple to make and guilt-free. Click play on the video above to learn how to make it.
I’m giving you a simple vanilla chia seed pudding recipe today, but you can get creative and add things like cinnamon, lemon zest or mint to change it up.
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding Recipe
- 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews, rinsed
- 3 ½ cups purified water
- ¼ cup organic maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon good-quality vanilla extract (or 1 whole vanilla bean)
- Pinch sea salt
- 3/4 cup whole chia seeds
- Optional: heavy pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest, or 5 fresh mint leaves
Place the cashews, water, maple syrup, vanilla and salt into a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) and blend until smooth and ultra creamy, about 30 seconds on high. You can also add any other flavorings to the blender at this point. Pour into a mixing bowl, then add the chia seeds and whisk together. Transfer to a glass storage container, then put it in the refrigerator to soak and thicken for at least 2 hours. If you do not have a high-powered blender soak the cashews for about 3 hours before blending them for a smoother consistency.
Enjoy it plain or garnish with berries. It’s great as a mid-day snack, or serve it in pretty cups for a beautiful vegan dessert.