Cherry Chia Cacao Pudding

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This is such a quick and easy recipe, I love it. I love this pudding for breakfast or an after dinner treat. I used cacao powder instead of cocoa, the two powders are interchangeable in recipes. Cacao powder is considered a “superfood” because of it’s antioxidant properties. To read more about the benefits, click here.

I also used chia seeds in this recipe which can be found at most whole food grocery store or online. Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid, an excellent source of fiber at 10 grams per ounce (about 2 tablespoons), and contain protein and minerals including as iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. You can mix them in regular yogurt, mix in juices, or water. As the chia seed soaks it bulks, creating a translucent outer coating, kind of like tapioca.

What you need-

– 2 cups of vanilla almond milk

-2 tablespoons of cacao powder

– 1/2 cup of chia seeds

-1 cup fresh cherries or other fruit

-3 tablespoons of honey

Step 1

In a blender add cherries, almond milk, cacao powder, and honey. Blend until smooth.

Step 2

Pour liquid in a large bowl. Add chia seeds.

Step 3

Cover bowl and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Stir. Let sit at room temperature for 10 additional minutes. Stir. This allows the chia seeds to bulk.

Step 4

Place covered bowl in refrigerator or overnight. Your pudding should be ready to eat in the morning!

*If your pudding is too loose, there is too much liquid. Reduce the amount of almond milk. If it is too thick, add more almond milk, stir.

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