Hazelnut Cardamom Chia Pudding
This recipe is an all time favorite in our family. Top the pudding with your favorite fruits. Plan ahead because the pudding needs to set ideally overnight in the fridge. The reason Chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. The chia pudding is also a great snack before workouts- a light dish that provides you with lots of energy. Hazelnuts are amazingly nutritious foods which contain lots of vitamin E and B, unsaturated fats and magnesium. The delicious flavor of the hazelnut is also popularly added to coffee and liqueurs.
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup activated hazelnuts (soaked overnight, rinsed well and drained)
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup cashews, soaked overnight, rinsed well and drained
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 -2 tsp Manuka honey
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Fresh berries (I used blueberries and strawberries)
- In a blender, process all ingredients except the berries and chia seeds until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chia seeds.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight (at least for a few hours).
- Layer the chia pudding in glass jars with fresh berries. Add a bit of honey on top and enjoy it either right away and close the jars with tight fitting lids and enjoy them later.
- Adjust the amount of cinnamon and cardamom to your liking.