blueberry-cardamom chia seed pudding

Blueberry-Cardamom Chia Pots

I first fell in love with the blueberry-cardamom combination when I found Sweetly Raw’s recipe for Blueberry Cardamom Cake a few years back. Then, two weeks ago I had a punnet of blueberries in the fridge and thought the combination would be yummy as a chia seed pudding but round one of experimentation didn’t go so well, cardamom is a tricky beast.

Encouraged by some interest in the concept on Facebook, I raided the market of organic blueberries on sale on Friday, bought me a big tub of chia seeds and set out for round two for Sunday breakfast and I think I’m on to something worth sharing!

This recipe is nut-free for those people who can’t / don’t eat them. I also think it would be good with a cup of soaked cashews as per my recipe for plain chia seed pudding if you can eat them and like a thicker texture.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 4 tbls chia seeds
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 large medjool dates
  • 1/2 filtered water
  • 2 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Soak chia seeds in coconut milk overnight
  • Soak dates in water overnight
  • Blend dates in a blender until smooth (keep the soaking water)
  • Based on some feedback I have had from people, I played with two ways to blend this:
    • If you do like the texture of soaked chia seeds, add 1 cup of the blueberries and remaining ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined, add date water to thin consistency as desired
    • If you don’t like the texture of soaked chia seeds, add 1 cup of the blueberries and remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, add date water to thin consistency as desired
  • Serve immediately with the remaining fresh blueberries, or store in pots and take them on the road

I’m currently eating it for breakfast but also think it would work as a dessert.

xx

Guide: raw vegan | whole food, plant based | gluten-free | sugar-free | soy-free

3 Comments on “blueberry-cardamom chia seed pudding

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  2. This blueberry-cardamom chia seed pudding is so great. I want to try this healthy recipe. , it looks very delicious. I love also your ingredients it is easy to serve. Thanks for this amazing blog. Perfect for a meal.

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