Sunshine isn't the only thing that makes me fall in love with summer time (especially as a Seattleite) but all of this heat magically makes me crave fresh & healthy foods! Fruit is in season and extra delicious this time of year and eat my fare share every day...I figure it's the safest way to curb that sweet tooth of mine.
I'm always looking to create yummy, healthy alternatives to desserts or snacks using fruit and i've made this super simple recipe for chia pudding a few times now. If you're looking for a quick and easy clean alternative for a dessert, you've found your jam! What I love about this recipe is it's super versatile - you can swap out so many different fruits to turn this into a yummy treat.
Here's what you need...
Ingredients (makes 2 servings) :
- 1.5 cup diced fruit of choice (I made two kinds - first, I made one with all fresh mango with the fruit of one mango & the next, strawberries, 1/2 banana & a few frozen mango chunks)
- 1 TBS lime juice
- 1 cup Cashew Milk (I use unsweetened)
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 cup Chia Seeds
Blend the fruit, milk, juice and vanilla in a blender on high until smooth. Add in the chia seeds and pulse until well incorporated. Pour into a dish and pop into the refrigerator for an hour or until completely set. The chia seeds need some time to activate and turn into jelly! Top with your favorite fruit and enjoy!