Katie's Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

The most loved recipe from our Spring Cleanse!

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Chef Katie's Vanilla Chia Pudding

Recipe inspiration from At Home In The Whole Foods Kitchen

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds removed
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 2 hours in water
  • 4 cups water
  • 7 dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries and granola to serve

1. Place chia seeds in a large bowl with 1 cup of the water.

2. Blend all ingredients together minus the chia seed; pulse in a high-speed blender with the remaining 3 cups of water.

3. Pour mixture over the chia seeds and begin to whisk. Keep whisking periodically to be sure the pudding does not clump.

4.  Place in fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

5.  Serve with fresh berries and granola

Why I love this:  A single serving of Chia seeds has 18% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for calcium, and 27% of your daily RDI for phosphorus, which promote bone health. This one serving can also have 33% of your RDI for fiber, which advocates a healthy digestive tract. . Chia seeds are packed with beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving.