February 12, 2014

Cherry Chia Pudding

Looking for a quick'n'healthy Valentine's day breakfast? Here is one.. both my husband and I love chia pudding and we all love cherries. Who does not like Cherries.. but it is very hard to find organic cherries in our area and even when we find them in season, they are so expensive !! That is when Costco comes as a savior. Our local Costco started selling organic frozen berries and organic frozen cherries. I know some people get skeptical when large corporate retailers start selling organic things. They say that when that happens, the organic standard itself can get diluted. I choose to disagree, if a lot of my friends can choose to believe conventional food and believe what food industry says, I can choose to believe USDA organic. It might not be perfect, but there is some level of standard. Also as more people demand organic, it will bring about a change for the better.

Now coming to the chia pudding, this can be put together the night before and left on your counter top, ready to go for your busy morning. You can also put this together in the morning, if you have not-so-busy mornings. You just need to set it aside for 30 minutes to an hour for the chia to soak it in.


  • Frozen pitted cherries - 2 cups
  • Coconut water - 1 cup
  • Handful of raisins 
  • Handful of raw cashews
  • Handful of raw walnuts
  • Handful of dried goji berries
  • Raw cacao powder - 2 Tbs
  • Pink himalayan salt - a pinch 
  • Chia seeds - 6 Tbs
  • Dried shredded coconut - 1 cup
  • Well ripe banana - 3



  • Add cherries, raisins, nuts along with coconut water to a high speed blender and blend till pureed well.
  • Add salt and cacao powder and continue till mixed well. 
  • Transfer to a bowl, add chia seeds and goji berries and let them soak for a few hours or overnight. I just leave it on my countertop. 
  • When ready to serve, serve with sliced bananas and shredded coconut. 
  • Yummm! Enjoy !!

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful breakfast! Just to clarify, the recipe calls for 3 whole bananas, right? How many servings would you say it makes? I'd like to make it for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it at RFT!

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    1. Thanks Heather, this makes 3 serving... I know, 3 bananas for one persons sounds a bit too much right ;-)

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