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Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding

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Vanilla Chia Pudding Recipe:

We got a really awesome treat for you today. This recipe is the ideal way to fuel up for your upcoming day. You can’t imagine how delicious this omega-3, fiber, and protein-packed breakfast is! It’s sweetened only with fiber-rich dates to give you a smooth start to your day. Sounds like an energy packed, healthy way to get your day started and help fill you up for the upcoming challenges ahead! Makes 8 servings.

Vanilla Chia Pudding Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 3 hours
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 7 medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter, or unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 4 persimmons, or 4 cups berries or other fruit
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs


  • Vanilla Chia Pudding pinterestDrain cashews and transfer to a high speed blender.
  • Add water, dates, salt, cinnamon, coconut butter, and vanilla.
  • Blend until very smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add chia seeds.
  • Stir to blend without clumps of chia seeds.
  • Refrigerate 2 or more hours to allow chia seeds to absorb moisture.
  • Serve topped with persimmons and cacao nibs.

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Jennifer Cohen Katz

Jennifer Cohen Katz

Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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