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Cacao chia pudding with berries and/or nuts

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I blogged this previously, but it was hard to find because title doesn’t include the recipe name. And I did have a couple of enhancements. Here it is, tested and with enhancements to the original recipe:


• 2 1/4 cups water
• 1 cup raw cashews
• 5 soft dates (preferably Medjool), pitted and chopped
• 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
• 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or use regular unsweetened natural (not Dutch process) cocoa powder)
• 1/2 cup chia seeds (white or black)
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup –
• 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries or mixed berries or 1 cup walnuts or both

If the dates are hard, soak them in hot water for an hour to soften, then drain before chopping.

The pudding must be chilled for 2-3 hours before serving. It can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. It never lasts that long for me — and not because it spoils, if you get my drift.

Put into a blender the cashews, dates, vanilla extract, maple syrup, salt, and chia seeds and add 1 to 1 1/2 cups water and puree until very smooth. Add cocoa power and the remaining water and blend to mix thoroughly.

Pour into a glass storage container and mix in the berries and/or nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, until set

You could chop the walnuts, but since I buy “pieces and halves,” quite a few are broken halves, so I just use them as is. A good chunk of walnut is not a bad thing.

Really tasty. But the total recipe is 77 WW points, so small servings work best.

Written by Leisureguy

4 September 2021 at 2:19 pm

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