Creamy Cashew Chia Pudding Bowl

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This creamy chia pudding bowl combines chia gel with a homemade cashew pudding. The combo is absolutely delicious and perfect to meal prep!

How about a unique spin on creamy chia pudding…I’ve made chia pudding a bazillon times before, but my friend Amie’s version is completely different than anything I’ve ever tried.

A bowl of creamy cashew chia pudding topped with blueberries and chunks of strawberry.

Blogging and being involved in the health and wellness industry has brought so many cool people into my life! I’ve made lifelong friends that I never would have had the chance to meet otherwise. One such person is Amie of The Healthy Apple. I still remember the first time we met. It was back in the old days of blogging (about 7 years ago) at the first-ever Foodbuzz conference. We connected on that trip and have stayed friends ever since. I’m super pumped because today is the launch of Amie’s first book Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation and Reset Your Body!

It’s so fun to see a friend’s work in print!

Eating Clean is the journey of how Amie healed herself from a decade of chronic illness and how others can do the same. In the beginning of the book she shares her full story. How she’s dealt with multiple aliments including Lyme Disease, Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue, Leaky Gut, and Heavy Metal and Mold Toxicity. She goes into detail about how she visited countless doctors before taking her health in her own hands and figuring out the root cause of all her issues.

As a friend, I saw Amie struggle with illness over the years and I am so beyond excited that she’s on a path of healing and back to her vibrant, fun-loving self. Her transformation is really powerful.

About a quarter of the book is dedicated to detoxification. Not detox like a 3-day juice cleanse, but detox in the food, lifestyle and environmental sense. She gives suggestions for everything from food, household items and cleaning supplies to cosmetics and personal care products. She even has suggestions for detoxifying house plants and DIY recipes for cleaning products.

The remaining three-quarters of the book is filled with over 200 detox-approved plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients.

Amie is a chef, food lover and culinary nutritionist so all the recipes are amazingly healthy and unique while also 100% satisfying and delicious.

What You Need For This Chia Seed Pudding

  • chia seeds – you can’t ahve chia pudding without chia seeds! I buy a huge bag of Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds and they last forever.
  • water – essential to get the chia seeds to create their gel-like consistency!
  • cashews – you want raw, unsalted cashews.
  • dates – pitted, soaked in water overnight, and drained
  • cinnamon – a little spice to really brighten this dish up!
  • vanilla – the perfect flavor enhancer!
  • sea salt – just a pinch, to bring the flavors together.
A bowl of creamy cashew chia pudding with a spoon resting in the bowl.

How to Make a Breakfast Chia Pudding Bowl

First, the chia seeds are mixed with water. Half of the chia mixture is blended with raw cashews and dates to make a creamy, ricotta-like pudding that’s luxurious, smooth and sweet while the remaining half is served up as is. When you pair the two components together, topped with fresh fruit, and you have a delicious and satisfying breakfast chia pudding unlike any other.

A spoonful of chia pudding above a bowl, topped with blueberry and strawberry.

If you’re a chia pudding fan, I’m demanding that you try Amie’s version. It might change your chia pudding game forever.

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Cashew Chia Pudding Bowl

This creamy chia pudding bowl recipe combines chia gel with a homemade cashew pudding. The combo is absolutely delicious and perfect for a make-ahead breakfast. 
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients  

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • cups water
  • cup raw cashews
  • 6 large dates, pitted, soaked in water overnight, and drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt

Optional Toppings

  • 1 cup fresh berries, chopped pineapple, or sliced bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or ground cinnamon
  • Handful Amie’s Grain-Free Granola

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and water; set aside until the mixture forms a gel, about 20 minutes.
  • Combine the cashews, dates, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and half of the chia gel in a high-speed blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer the pureed mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the remaining chia gel.
  • Serve immediately, topped with one or more of the optional toppings, if desired, or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 41mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 27g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia pudding bowl
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This creamy cashew creme has become a staple in my refrigerator
    It’s like a sweet indulgence w out all the sugar
    I love it mixed w the chia pudding

  2. 5 stars
    Okay, this is my new FAVORITE chia pudding recipe EVER. Such a creative twist on chia pudding, Brittany! Blending the cashews and chia seeds with the dates made for such a creamy texture. I loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    This is so far my favorite chia pudding recipe.. I mean… that bit of sweetness from the dates, that hint of cinnamon and that creaminess combined with the texture of the chia OMG! I loved it! #ebfrecipeclub

  4. 5 stars
    This is the first time I’ve ever made chia seed pudding and it was delicious. I absolutely loved it! Thank you for a great recipe.

    1. Yay!! So happy to hear this recipe was a hit, Karen. Thanks so much for making it and coming back to leave a review.

    1. Hi, Amie! You can definitely swap out the dates for another liquid sweetener of choice, such as maple syrup, honey or agave. I’d start with 2 Tablespoons and adjust to taste! Let me know how it turns out for you!

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