Eat More Plants.

It’s getting cold out…

20121007-142004.jpg

I love making desserts year round, but when the leaves start to fall and the cold air stings my cheeks my favorite thing to make is pudding.
I found this Martha Stewart recipe for vanilla chia pudding and it’s really fantastic. And vegan (bonus points!). I was surprised by the simplicity of it as well; my mom and I were joking around about how Martha’s recipes usually require a day of planning ahead and 35 steps. This recipe is a keeper!

Vanilla Chia Pudding
1/2 c chia seeds
1 c raw cashews, soaked for at least 2 hours in water
4 c water
Pinch of salt
1/4 t cinnamon
2 T coconut butter/ manna
4 t vanilla extract
Maple syrup and raspberries/ blueberries/ strawberries for garnish

Put the chia seeds in a large mixing bowl.
Drain and thoroughly rinse the cashews.
Add cashews, water, salt, cinnamon, coconut butter and vanilla to a blender. Blend on high speed for two minutes
Pour mixture into bowl with chia seeds.
Whisk ingredients together and let the pudding sit out for about 15 minutes, whisking every few minutes to prevent clumping. The pudding will start to thicken quickly.
Set pudding in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Drizzle with maple syrup and berries before serving.
Enjoy!

I opted not to put dates into this recipe but you can add 7 dates to the blender if you wish.

Advertisements

3 Responses to “It’s getting cold out…”

  1. Lafemmeroar

    OMG!!!!! I love this recipe. I’ve been putting my chia seeds in smoothies, but this recipe looks so decadent and comforting. I will definitely try it. Thanks so much for sharing it 🙂

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: