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Spiced Up Chia Pudding

By: Susan Joy

This spiced pudding is delicious warm or cold. Sweet flavoured spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg not only make this yummy chia pudding flavourful, but so healthy.

Cinnamon regulates blood sugar levels and is useful for muscle spasms, infections, and the common cold. Cardamom is helpful for tooth and gum disorders, bad breath and digestion. Nutmeg has the ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, detoxify and increase immune system function. That’s just a few of the many benefits, there is so much more to these deliciously sweet spices.

Serves: 1 | Prep Time: 00:12 | Cooking Time: 00:00

Ingredients

3 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch pink Himalayan salt
1/3 cup filtered water, hot (or cold if soaking overnight)
1/3 cup coconut cream, or milk (room temperature)
2 tsp maple syrup, 100%
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (organic)

Directions

Add the chia, ground spices and salt to a bowl. Mix well to distribute the spices through the chia seeds.

Pour hot water (just boiled), over the chia mix and stir well. Allow to sit for 8 – 10 minutes covered with a saucer or plate. (It will thicken within this time when using hot water).

Add the coconut cream (best at room temperature), maple syrup and vanilla. Stir well.

If you would prefer it cold, place the bowl of mixture into the fridge to soak overnight and adjust the liquid in the morning, as it will have thicken more.

Serve topped with toasted nuts and seeds or paleo muesli and fresh berries (a drizzle of coconut cream over the top is also delicious).

Article supplied with thanks to The JOYful Table.

About the Author: Susan is author of The JOYful Table cookbook containing gluten & grain free, and Paleo inspired recipes for good health and well being.

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