Creamy Whipped Chia Pudding

I have tried several Chia pudding recipes and as much as I wanted to love them, I just didn’t. I stumbled across this recipe on the Nutiva Chia seed package and gave it a try. It is absolutely delicious!
And as you know, I love recipes that are simple, delicious and nutritious, this one meets the criteria hands down.
All of the seeds and nuts are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein and magnesium. This recipe is low in sugar and salt as well, all of which contribute to heart health.

Chia Pudding from Nutiva.com

(Makes 4 servings)
1 cup cashews
2 cups water
1/2 cup Nutiva Organic Hempseed
1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar or Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
2-1/2 tbsp Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds
Soak the cashews in water for 4-6 hours, then rinse & set aside.  Melt coconut oil to a clear liquid state in a pan or a dbl boiler on the lowest temperature possible.  Place the soaked cashews, water, hempseed, coconut sugar, salt & vanilla extract in a high-speed blender.  Blend on high until it reaches a creamy consistency.  Turn the blender on low & while it is running, slowly put in the melted coconut oil.  Place the lid back on & run the blender on high for a few seconds.  Turn the blender on low & slowly add in the chia seeds.  Place mixture in a sealed container (a quart size Mason jar works great) & refrigerate overnight.  Top w/cacao nibs, hempseed &/or fresh berries.

 

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