This smooth and creamy Cashew Cherry Chia Pudding is packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, and naturally sweetened, making it vegan, paleo, gluten free!
Weddings are so fun aren’t they! Love, friends, family, alcohol, good food, and cake. This past weekend we attended the marriage of our two good friends from college back in Virginia. Michael was a groomsman and we are both good friends with bride and groom. Which meant a bunch of our college friends were there too! It was so nice to see everyone and get to celebrate with them. The venue was at a winery with gorgeous views of the mountains. I for sure had way too much wine to drink. But you only celebrate their marriage once right 😉
Now it is time to get back on track. We have another vacation coming up this week so I want to try to keep my diet really clean until then. I find restricting myself makes me crave bad things more, so I try not to overdo it though. That is where snacks like this cashew cherry chia pudding come in.
This chia pudding is packed full of real and wholesome ingredients. It is naturally sweetened by the cherries and only 1 medjool date. You don’t even need the date if you don’t want it. Same with the protein powder. I added it for a little extra protein, vanilla flavor, and to help keep me full for longer. The chia seeds pack protein as well, along with fiber, healthy omega 3s, and antioxidants.
If you are a texture person and chia seeds aren’t your thing (like the bf), this is the perfect solution for you! This recipe was inspired by Alexis over at Hummusapien. She posted a recipe for a blended chia pudding and it sounded delicious! If you haven’t checked her blog out, you definitely should. She is a Registered Dietitian and makes all kinds of delicious vegetarian and vegan food. I have made a few of her recipes and they were all great!
- 1½ cups cherries, pitted
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- ½ cup cashews
- 1 medjool date, pitted
- optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used fitppl)
- optional toppings: nut butter, nuts, coconut flakes, cherries
- Place all ingredients in a sealable bowl or container. Stir to combine, cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
- Once chia mixture has chilled, pour into a Vitamix, high powered blender, or food processor and blend well until smooth and creamy.
- Eat as is or top with toppings of choice. Enjoy!
How do you get your body back on track? Do you have any recipes that are your go to?