Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jessica Chastain's Vegan Chia Seed Pudding

The folks around our house love Jessica Chastain.  And now they love her Chia Seed Pudding recipe.

It's fresh and light and really good for you.

Tasty and slightly sweet, it's perfect topped with fresh berries or sliced bananas.  Sometimes they have it for breakfast instead of oatmeal.

  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups soaked cashews, (soak on counter 4-6 hours, drain)
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tbl vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • pinch salt
Soak chia seeds in water, on counter, for at least an hour -- make sure to stir often for the first 10-15 minutes so it doesn't clump (I use a potato masher, which we'll probably need over the holiday anyway). It will become very gelatinous.
In blender, mix remaining ingredients until very smooth, then stir into chia.