For Cleanse and Gut*
Today's chia seed pudding makes an excellent plant-based breakfast, dessert, snack, or pre-workout meal. Chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses loaded with fiber, protein, antioxidants, and nutrients like zinc and B-vitamins. Add in the nut milk and berries, with optional cacao or sweetener, and you've got yourself a great tasting clean meal.
prep time: 30 minutes
For the “Milk”
1 cup hazelnuts
3 cups water
1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
pinch of sea salt
For the pudding
6 tablespoons chia seeds
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
raw cacao nibs
*Gut variation: omit coconut sugar
First make the nut milk by blending the hazelnuts, water, salt, and palm sugar until smooth, for about 45 seconds.
Pour through a fine mesh strainer and save the pulp for another use if you wish.
Place the chia seeds in a mixing bowl, then add half the hazelnut milk.
Stir to combine and allow the chia to absorb the liquid, adding more as needed to plump up the seeds. I prefer mine a bit more on the thinner side, while others enjoy a thick pudding, it's totally up to you.
After it's been sitting for about 20-30 minutes, stir in the spices to taste, adding any additional sweetener (optional).
Divide the pudding into two bowls and garnish with anything you like. Our two favorites are cacao nibs and/or fresh wild berries.