I made a new chia pudding recipe that I was going to feature later in the year. But, holy sh*t! It's so good, that I'm posting about it now... while I'm eating giant spoonful after spoonful. The texture is especially fun because of the shredded coconut, and even though the flavors are for the holidays (my inspiration when creating it), CLEARLY, you can make and enjoy this any time of the year... like NOW!
Place the chia seeds and coconut in a small bowl, briefly stir to mix, and set aside. Blend the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour the blended cashew mixture into the bowl with the chia seeds and coconut and stir. Wait a few minutes and stir again. (You’ll notice the chia seeds beginning to take on a gelatinous texture.) Wait a few minutes, again, and stir. Do the “wait and stir” once more, and then place the Holiday Chia Pudding in the refrigerator for about 15 - 20 minutes (or longer, if desired). Then, enjoy.
Personally, I especially love this recipe when it's closer to room temperature, because it's like comfort food. So, after it gels in the refrigerator briefly, I like eating it before it gets too cold. However, this recipe will stay fresh when stored in an airtight container for 4-5 days, so feel free to nibble a spoonful here and there - cold or not! It's all good!
*I can't tell you enough how amazing this company's coconut products are. Every time I open my glass mason jar of dried, shredded coconut (that's how I store mine), I get the most delicious whiff of fresh coconut flavor. Their coconut oil is hands down my favorite as well. I have tried other brands from stores such as Whole Foods and it's just not as lovely. Try for yourself and see!