cherry chia pudding

By Briana Menendez

Briana is a health food and fitness enthusiast who looks for simple ways to be healthy while navigating the demands of working at an ad agency. As part of her mission to make healthy easy, she will be guest blogging for Nutty Life! She's currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School and has a BA in creative writing and art from Colgate University. Although she's now Boston-based, Briana grew up in Aspen, CO, where her love for a healthy, active lifestyle all began. Her favorite Nutty Life mylk is Choco Cashew.

This chia pudding is filled with heart-healthy, low-glycemic load foods like cherries, blueberries, almonds, and chia seeds. High-glycemic food may cause your blood sugar to spike and leaves you with that “food coma” feeling after you eat. The sweet and tart cherry chia pudding makes for a delicious breakfast and will help keep your energy steady throughout the day.

Ingredients (serves two)

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Cashew mylk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Toppings

Shredded coconut and raspberries

Instructions

Blend together the cherries, blueberries, cashew mylk, and almond butter and pour the pudding base into two mason jars. Add in the chia seeds and stir so that they are mixed in well. Let the mixture set overnight in the refrigerator. Right before devouring the pudding, top it off with shredded coconut and raspberries. Enjoy!