Mojito Chia Pudding – without alcohol

by Milena
Mojito Chia Pudding

Ingredients needed for your Mojito Chia Pudding

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2-3 dates
  • 1 handful raw cashew nuts
  • 2-3 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/2 lime juiced and some zest
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • 100 ml coconut milk
Mojito Chia Pudding | Мохито чиа пудинг | Mojito Chia Pudding

In the recent years chia seeds enjoy increased popularity as health enhancing food. They contain many beneficial nutrients and therefore provide significant health benefits.

* Contain many nutritional fibers – added to water they form a gel that helps digestion and bowel movement. They also suppress hunger and help in reducing body weight.

* Excellent source of calcium, magnesium and boron – help build strong bones and reduce the appetite, another reason to consume chia seeds if we want to lose weight.

 * Rich in omega-3 and alpha-linolenic fatty acids – contain about 65% omega-3 and alpha-linolenic acids. They act as a natural anti-inflammatory and help reduce pain of arthritis. Consuming chia seeds help increase good cholesterol and protect against heart disease. They are useful for good mental focus and fight against depression and depressive episodes.

* Help hydration – the hydrophilic colloidal properties in chia seeds help retain moisture, so the body does not dehydrate and maintains good electrolyte balance.

These are just a few of the important properties of chia seeds. They can be added in smoothies and desserts, but it’s important to be soaked in advance. Seeds that are not soaked can cause irritated stomach and swelling. It’s important to know that people sensitive to mustard may be intolerant to chia. Chia seeds belong to the Salvia category. They may cause blood thinning, low blood pressure or stomach irritation.

I’ve never had any problems after chia consumption myself, but I rarely include it in my diet. Usually once a week or so… and more often in summer in smoothies or juice.

I thought that the regular chia pudding (seeds soaked in nut or coconut milk) was a bit dull, so I experimented by adding some other products as well. This breakfast may be suitable for serving as dessert as well… Its interesting taste is due to the combination of avocado, nuts, lime and mint … i.e. something like a vegan mojito cheesecake and chia pudding. We like it, try it too!

And here is how to prepare the Mojito Chia Pudding

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MOJITO CHIA PUDDING
You've heard or you already know how nutritional chia seeds are, but you find them boring or you don't know how to include them in your dishes... Here is the perfect recipe for Mojito Chia Pudding!
Chia Pudding Mojito
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 60 minutes
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Chia Pudding Mojito
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Soak the chia seed in coconut milk and a tablespoon of honey or agave for at least 1 hour. I often let them rest overnight in the fridge... The rest of the steps I complete in the morning.
  2. Soak the cashews in cold water for 10 minutes. In the meantime, peel the avocado, finely chop the mint (including the stalks), remove the pits of the dates, zest the lime, then squeeze the juice.
  3. By this point, the cashews should be ready. Put everything in a blender and pulse until a smooth cream has been formed. Try to taste, if it's not sweet enough, add some more dates, honey or agave. Transfer to a glass bowl or a cup.
  4. Use the soaked chia seeds for second layer. Decoration is not required, but it's recommended. The joy of the eye is a song for the soul!
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