Blueberries, yes!!! Pudding, yes yes!! Easy, yyyyyyyessssss!
In my last post I shared with you a version of a favorite recipe from my very first and favorite cookbook, Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Today I want to share a version of a recipe from my newest and quickly becoming one of my favorite cookbooks. The Plant Power Way. Blueberry Chia Pudding!
This book is gorgeous and the recipes are soooooooo amazing and right up my family’s ally. My daughter loves to grab this and pick out what to make. Don’t be afraid to try these out, they may look daunting but most really are doable.
We enjoyed chocolate avocado pudding for breakfast the other day, it was delightful, fast and filling!
We made the portabella mushroom burgers for my hubby’s birthday and they rocked!
The book is written by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt. I have been listening to the Rich Roll Podcast since it first began and I am pretty sure I have not missed an episode. He interviews some of the most fascinating people, most I have never heard of beforehand but I always finish wanting to know more! He also wrote a book called Finding Ultra. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling a little mid-life slump, this will kick you in the pants!
Today I wanted something fast and sweet and refreshing. I happen to have a bunch of blueberries still in the freezer from our enormous harvest last summer and they were begging to be eaten. This pudding lets those berries shine and really star in the show! With the addition of chia seeds to make it thick this thing is a nutrition powerhouse!!
As always I can’t seem to leave well enough alone and I did tweak the recipe just a touch. The original recipe doesn’t include cashews but gives an alternative for making a lovely cashew cream to put on top of the pudding. I know this would have been divine to have a dollop on top but I just didn’t have the patience, so I put some raw cashews into the pudding mix to make it a little creamy all on its own. It worked! Yum Yum and more Yum! Next time I will stay true to the recipe and make the cashew cream separately, I know that would just send it over the top!
When you whip this up in your blender it will get lots of air mixed in. The pudding sets up quite quickly trapping the bubbles in. This gives the pudding a mousse like texture that is lovely! I think this would be amazing with mango, any kind of berries or peaches! Yum!! Summer fruit here we come!!
Blueberry Chia Pudding
2 cups water
3 cups frozen blueberries (I bet you could use just about any berry)
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked 2 hours if you have the time)
seriously just blend it all till it is smooth then toss it in the fridge!!! Easy peasy! You can eat it right away and it will be thick and lovely but I really liked it cold a couple of hours later. I do recommend eating this all in 1 day, we had some leftover and it is definitely best and most vibrant the first day.