Tart Cherry Chia Pudding

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Searching for a divine dessert that will stir-up your sweetheart on Valentine’s day? Check out this nutritious tart and cherry chia pudding by Nutrition Stripped ! Creamy coconut milk harmoniously blends with tart cherry juice and chia seeds for a combination that will pull on anyone’s heartstrings. As a bonus, this recipe meets most food preferences–vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.

Tart & Cherry Chia Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tart cherries, frozen
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup tart cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional Garnishes

  • Tart dried cherries
  • Dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs (certified gluten-free if necessary)

Directions

In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and cherry juice and coconut milk. Allow this to soak for at least 30 minutes or until the chia seeds have absorbed most of the liquid creating a thick gel.

In a food processor or high speed blender, pour the chia seed mixture into the blender will all remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.

Pour pudding into the bowl, glass, or cup you’re serving in. Garnish by sprinkling chocolate chips on top or additional tart cherries, fresh, frozen or dried. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serves: 2 |  Serving Size: 1 cup

Per serving: Calories: 201; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 20mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 7g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 124mg; Iron: 15%; Vitamin A: 18%; Vitamin C: 2%; Calcium: 40%

( Source : http://blog.myfitnesspal.com )

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