Chia Pudding

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Chia seeds are filling, packed with energy, and act as a natural thickener. Start your day with a bowl of this tapioca-like pudding and some fresh or dried fruit stirred in.

Ingredients

3 cups water

1 cup almonds

½ cup chia seeds

2 tablespoons agave nectar

Dash ground cinnamon

(Its not in the original recipe, but I like adding fresh vanilla to this also!)

Instructions

1. Put the almonds and 3 cups water in a Vita-Mix. Blend until creamy and smooth. Add the chia seeds, agave nectar, and cinnamon and pulse the blender several times just to mix. If it’s not sweet enough, add a little more agave nectar.

2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and chill for 1 hour or longer to thicken. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days

Notes

If you prefer a thicker pudding, use less water. This can be made with unsprouted almonds, but if you have sprouted ones, use them.

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