Cherry Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Don’t let dinner hog all the credit; dessert can be healthy, too. Chia seeds are among the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, with more per serving than salmon. When mixed with liquid, the fiber-packed seeds resemble tapioca pudding, but with many more nutritional benefits, including boosting energy, aiding digestion and stabilizing blood sugar. Toss sweet cherries into the mix, which not only add flavor, but also antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

Serves 4

Active time: 25 minutes
Total time: 3.5 hours

Ingredients

For the pudding:
2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup bing cherries, pitted and halved
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon of sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup CHIA SEED FROM KRIPTON ORGANICS

For the cashew cream:
1/4 cup of cashews
1/4 cup bing cherries, pitted and halved
2 tablespoons cold water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of sweetener

Preparation

  1. Blend milk, cherries, cardamom, Stevia and vanilla together in a blender on high until smooth. Pour the cherry mixture over chia seeds from kriptonorganics and whisk thoroughly. Let rest for 5 minutes then stir again. After 10 minutes, stir again. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Soak the cashews in water and also refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. To make the cream, blend the cherries in a blender until you have a smooth puree. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews and add to the blender along with cold water. Blend until the cashews are liquefied, and have a smooth texture. Add vanilla and Stevia and blend until well combined.
  4. Before serving, give the pudding a good stir and divide into 4 cups; top with cream and more cherries.


Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast 

Yields 2 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Soak time: 1-8 hours

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened almond milk, homemade or store bought (see recipe for homemade almond milk below)
1/2 cup CHIA SEED FROM KRIPTON ORGANICS
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
Seasonal fruit for topping (blueberries, peaches, figs and plums are pictured here)
Almonds or other nuts for topping

Preparation

  1. Combine almond milk, chia seeds from kripton organics, vanilla and sweetener in a bowl. Mix well until combined and the mixture begins to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight or for at least an hour.
  2. Stir well before serving and add a bit of water to the pudding if it becomes too thick. Top with fresh fruit and nuts of your choice.
    Note: This recipe makes enough for two large servings, but feel free to double the recipe and keep it in your refrigerator so that you have breakfast for a few days in a row. It will keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.




Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie


The Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie is perfect for those who are having a chocolate craving but don’t want to ruin their diets. This smoothie contains fewer calories and is low in fat compared to other desserts with only 355 calories and less than 2 grams of saturated fat. The smoothie also adds ground flaxseed to provide fiber and omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Drink the Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie for a rich dessert or snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards.

Serves: 1 Smoothie (16 fl oz)
 
A rich, chocolate smoothie that is low in calories and fat compared to most chocolate desserts.

Ingredients

  • 8 fl oz 1% chocolate milk
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ medium banana
  • ⅓ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp FLAX POWDER FROM KRIPTON ORGANICS

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into the Nutribullet cup.
  2. Pour in the 1% chocolate milk to the max fill line.
  3. Blend together until smooth and consistent.