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Raw Chia Seed Pudding

July 15, 2010

This recipe is from my new book, Raw Food for Everyone (which you can pre-order now so it will be at your door step in October!)

For those of you not familiar with Chia seeds, they are a powerhouse of nutrition! I know it can be weird to try something like this if you’ve never had it before. These little seeds can be intimidating if you don’t know what to actually do with them! But, trust me, they are super easy to prepare and use. This recipe below takes only minutes to make and you can easily adjust the taste to your liking. Chia seeds increase endurance and stamina and they fill you up for hours!  They are rich in calcium, iron, potassium, and other nutrients, as well as a complete source of protein.

I could have added some beautiful berries on top of this or dressed this up in some way, but I was too hungry this morning and just wanted to eat it! I’m still getting used to taking pictures of all my food  before I eat so I can blog about it and its cramping my marathon eating habits, lol! Probably a good thing!

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Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are filling, packed with energy, and act as a natural thickener.

Start your day with a bowl of this tapioca-like pudding and some fresh or dried fruit stirred in. If you prefer a thicker pudding, use less water. This can be made with unsprouted almonds, but if you have sprouted ones, use them.

Makes 2 to 4 servings

3 cups water

1 cup almonds

½ cup chia seeds

2 tablespoons agave nectar

Dash ground cinnamon

(Its not in the original recipe, but I like adding fresh vanilla to this also!)

1. Put the almonds and 3 cups water in a Vita-Mix. Blend until creamy and smooth. Add the chia seeds, agave nectar, and cinnamon and pulse the blender several times just to mix. If it’s not sweet enough, add a little more agave nectar.

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2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and chill for 1 hour or longer to thicken. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days

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