¾ cups raw cashews
1 ½ cups water
4 large pitted dates (or 6 small to medium dates)
1/3 cup chia seeds
Place the cashews and water in a high powered blender and blend on high until a creamy cashew milk is formed. Add dates and blend until the dates are pureed in the cashew milk. Place the milk mixture in a bowl and add chia seeds. Mix until the seeds separate and then let sit for 10 minutes or so. Mix again to evenly distribute the chia seeds and place in the refrigerator until set and chilled through, about an hour or more. Serve on its own or with fresh fruit and raw chopped nuts. Makes about 4 servings.
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Chia seeds are packed full of nutritional value. To name just a few of what this superfood has to offer, a 2 tablespoon serving of raw chia seeds includes:
• 11 grams of fiber
• 4 grams of protein
• 9 grams of fat (5 of which are Omega-3s)
• 18% of the RDA of calcium
• 30% of the RDA of magnesium
Considering the benefits, you can rest easy knowing that this dessert is delicious for all the right reasons.