Chia seeds have been popping up all over the place. I’ve even seen them in Norway! They are marketed as a “superfood” but I think that’s just shiny wrapping. I firmly believe that there aren’t good foods and bad foods. I think the superfood label is just that- a label intended for marketing purposes. So, I wouldn’t recommend this as a health food. But I do recommend it as a fun dessert with a unique texture. -Amanda
Chocolate Chia Pudding
1/4 cup cashews, soaked
1 cup water
1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
pinch of salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
optional flavorings: cinnamon, vanilla extract, lucuma powder, etc.
1. In a blender, puree cashews, water, cacao, maple syrup, salt and any other desired flavorings.
2. Pour over the chia seeds.
3. Let set at least 1 hour. It will firm up and have a texture reminiscent of tapioca.