Yield: 3 to 4 servings
This recipe is so delicious and great for having a sweet treat without taking in lots of added sugar! The Dates do contain about 12g of sugar, per date, but they also contain lots of fiber, magnesium, and Vitamin B6. This also isn’t a super low calorie treat because it’s pretty to eat half of the recipe at once, however I always believe eating whole foods are still a better choice than a processed cookie, donuts, or junk cake from a box.
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup chia seeds
6 large dates
2/3 cup raw cashews
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Fresh fruit: berries, sliced bananas, chopped pineapple, etc.
Sprinkle of cocoa powder, mini chocolate chips or finely chopped dark chocolate, toasted coconut, cinnamon, etc.
In a liquid measuring cup, combine the water and chia seeds. Set aside until the mixture forms a gel, about 20 minutes.
If your dates aren’t soft and plump, place them in a bowl and pour hot water over them. Set aside for up to 20 minutes, or until the chia seeds are ready. Drain.
Pit the dates. In a blender, combine the pitted dates with the cashews, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour in half of the chia gel. Puree until smooth. Add the other half of the chia seed jell and stir.
If your pudding gets warm in the process, which it probably will, you’ll want to chill it until cool.
This recipe from Cookie and Kate! She’s amazing and has tons of great recipes!
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe/Calories 282 Carb 36g/Fiber 9g/Sugar 25g/Fat 12g/Protein 6g