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Raw Chia Seed Pudding – With Mango and Cardamom

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This raw chia seed pudding recipe uses cardamom: a sweet, spicy, and aromatic Middle Eastern spice which pairs perfectly with mango in this delicious chia seed pudding. If you have never used cardamon before, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. You can use it like you would cinnamon, but use less because a little goes a long way.

Chia seeds are pretty popular these days. They are getting famous for their high omega 3, protein, and fiber content. The combination of protein, fiber, and the gelling action of the chia seeds when mixed with liquids creates a satiating and satisfying tapioca like pudding, with no dairy or cooking required.

This raw chia seed pudding recipe is a favorite at my house and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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chia seed pudding recipe
Raw Chia Seed Pudding – With Mango and Cardamom

1/2 cup raw cashews
1 and 1/2 cups water or coconut water
2 cups chopped fresh or frozen mango (peeled and de-seeded)
2 tablespoons raw honey or other sweetener of choice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean (or one teaspoon non-alcoholic vanilla extract)
2 pinches white stevia powder or to taste
1/4 cup whole chia seeds

Blend cashews and water (or coconut water) in a high speed blender until you make cashew milk. [You can also use 1 and 1/2 cups of any other type of milk you enjoy (almond, rice, soy . . .) if you do not want to use cashew milk in this recipe.]

Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the chia seeds, to the blender with the cashew milk and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness or spices to your liking.

Pour the liquid mixture into a medium sized bowl and add the 1/4 cup of the whole chia seeds and stir well. Let the pudding thicken up in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving. If you can, you may want to stir the pudding every hour or so to make sure all the chia seeds get hydrated.

Serve with chopped fruit and a small garnish of basil or mint. Makes 4-6 servings.


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1 Barbara { 02.01.14 at 8:24 am }

I love chia seeds and have puddings like this all the time! The cardamom is a great idea, it reminds me of a mango lassi recipe – basically a mango and almond milk smoothie with cardamom. You could add some chia seeds to make a thick ‘lassi’ pudding. Yum! What I also love about chia is how it gives you energy over a long period of time. Long live chia seed puddings:)

2 Cecilia { 02.02.14 at 8:26 pm }

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for stopping by. I guess you could make every smoothie into a chia seed pudding if you wanted. The possibilities are truly endless!

Best Wishes,

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