Lemon Chia Pudding

This pudding is light, sweet and simple. Just a few ingredients away from a nice treat. I just scored a huge box a deliciously fresh figs so I topped this pudding off with them and it was a perfect edition, but I think any fruit will do 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 soft medjool dates
  • 4 TBS chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 figs for topping
  • drizzle of chocolate sauce for extra decadence

Steps:

  • put the milk and dates in a blender and blend on high until well incorporated
  • add chia seeds and lemon zest and blend on low just enough to mix the chia seeds but not too much as to break them down, you can also do this by hand
  • IMPORTANT: let sit for a few minutes and blend on low for a couple seconds, do this a few times. You’ll start seeing the chia seeds floating around in the milk and staying there, that’s what you want. If you skip this step you will end up with a pile of chia seeds at the bottom of your dish and the milk on top.
  • pour in desired cups or bowls and put in fridge to set for at least 2 hours, or overnight is great too
  • top it off with fruit and chocolate sauce if desired

Banana Chia Pudding

One of my favorites right here. This recipe was inspired by Amie Sue at Nouveau Raw. If you have not yet discovered her site, she has amazingly beautiful Raw recipes. Amie Sue is everything I do not have the patience to be but wish I was. You can feel the love and attention she puts in her food just by looking at her pictures.

Here is my quick fix version 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • (this makes about 3 cups, good for several servings)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup small oats
  • 2 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Toppings Per serving:

  • 1 TBS raisins
  • 1 TBS sunflower seeds
  • 1 TBS almond butter
  • 1/2 chopped banana

Steps:

  • Blend everything and let sit for at least 30 minutes. It is best when made several hours ahead, but it tastes great eating it shortly after it has been made.
  • Put desired amount in a bowl
  • Top with toppings and Enjoy!!