Overview

My raw chia tapioca pudding recipe is creamy, delicious and a great way to incorporate chia seeds into your diet. A blender is required.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    3 hours 5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    5 servings
  • Shelf Life

    3 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Blend cashews and the water until nice and smooth.
  • 2. Add everything else (except the chia seeds). Blend again.
  • 3. Place the chia seeds in a bowl. Add the blended mixture. Stir thoroughly to ensure the chia seeds are well distributed.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 3 hours).
  • Eat in the morning or for dessert in the evening! Stir well again before eating.
  • This is a delicious raw chia tapioca pudding recipe. The chia seeds become gelatinous and really remind me of good old-fashioned tapioca. Mmm!
  • If you have trouble finding chia seeds in your local community, try requesting that your local health store bring them in. They can also be ordered online.
  • LIKE THIS CHIA PUDDING RECIPE? WELL, CLICK HERE FOR A DIFFERENT CREAMY, FRUITY ONE!!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

One of my favourite foods right now are chia seeds.

What is their claim to fame (besides being known for sprouting those famous "chia pets")?

1. They become gelatinous, like tapioca, which makes them fun to use!

2. They are very filling.

3. They have an interesting texture which is a nice addition to the raw food lifestyle. (Jelly-like balls!)

4. Chia seeds are an incredible superfood.

This raw chia tapioca pudding recipe is delicious and a great way to incorporate chia seeds into your diet.

Raw chia tapioca pudding recipe inspired by Elena's Pantry

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

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Glad you're enjoying it Andy :)

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I love this recipe, it's amazing nutrition as well. (o:

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Hey, I made this and the rice and find that this one has a cup more water and is runny, is 3 cups a typo?

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I've tried making a chia pudding before but I noticed that the bulk chia seeds have what look like tiny twigs in them. Is that normal? I've gotten them prepackaged before and they didn't have them. I'd prefer bulk but I'd like it to just be the seeds. Any ideas?

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I've seen that before too, Brett. It's probably just a lower-grade chia seed that hasn't been sifted quite as vigorously. I wouldn't worry about it too much, but pick them out if you can. Or maybe complain to your bulk retailer and ask for a better grade chia seed. Although the price may go up :)

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Incredible...new favorite! Thank you so much!

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Hi Lindsay, my pleasure. Glad you've been finding success in your raw kitchen :)

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Hi, I haven't made this yet, but I noticed that the amounts of water stated in the ingredients list and the directions are different. I understand you recently changed the water measurement in the ingredients, but I guess you forgot to change it in the directions.

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Thank you Sharon! You are absoluteluy correct. Fixed now!

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Great recipe-- I just made the pudding and it was delicious--thank you! Wondering how we could make it slightly less liquid and more creamy?

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Hi Michael! Less water, more cashews and a bit more chia :)

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Is it possible to substitute almonds for cashews? Would the process be the same? Thanks!

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Hey, I made this and the rice and find that this one has a cup more water and is runny, is 3 cups a typo?

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Hi Stephanie, Great comment and astute thinking! I have now reduced the water down to 2 and a half cups, which might make it more puddingy. I agree that as time passes I have enjoyed thicker puddings.

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I love this recipe, it's amazing nutrition as well. (o:

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Glad you're enjoying it Andy :)

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A little cinnamon and nutmeg are a marvellous edition! Thanks for posting! Your site has been great motivation!

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Hi April! Glad you are enjoying these raw food recipes! Your motivation helps motivate me :)

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I had some soaked dried apricots that i chopped with one of those hand choppers and added it into the mixture.. was a nice added sweet punch of flavor :)

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Mmm that would be a tasy addition! It would give a nice sharp, sweet bite I would think

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Hey N,
The recommended daily intake of chia is 1 tablespoon (dry). It’s fun to eat and highly nutritious but it’s exceedingly absorbent, (absorbs 18x it’s weight) So always be sure to hydrate it before consuming it and drink extra fluids if you are eating it in excess.
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I used to make this pudding often,... not to be gross but because it's so fibrous it really promotes bowel movements but after a few days in a row of eating it, it seems to then create very hard stools to pass. The seeds are actaully visible.

I will say that my ratio of seeds to liquid is probably closer to 1 to 3 as opposed to your 1/4 cup to 2. I won't hold it against you for not publishing this post but would appreciate an educated answer - if you have one.

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Hey N,
The recommended daily intake of chia is 1 tablespoon (dry). It's fun to eat and highly nutritious but it's exceedingly absorbent, (absorbs 18x it's weight) So always be sure to hydrate it before consuming it and drink extra fluids if you are eating it in excess.
-E

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This looks amazing.... I love Chia!!!! :) Lovin your site too!!!!!

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It IS amazing! I used to be addicted to it. I should make it more often again!

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well, i'm behind in the times. Yesterday was my first chia pudding experience. WOW!. I'm in love. Difference is they made it with almond milk. Wow it's amazing. Simple. no fruit, just almond milk, agave and vanilla. Also, new to your site. Pretty nice. lol
And i'm learning all the greatness that chia has to offer. Extremely healthy.

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SuzieQ - Glad you are in love with such a worthy recipient of your amour - raw chia pudding lol :)

I am being serious :) I love this recipe! Hehe

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Nice!! I'm trying my best to transition to a majority raw food diet, and having such fun experimenting with new recipes. This one sounds just like my style - simple and fussfree....and I have all the ingredients. Think I'll give it a go in the next few days!

Thanks so much for the recipe. I've been sprinkling dry chia seeds on my cereal and everything else I can think of, but I had no idea they go gelatinous when soaked. Oh, the possibilities...:-)

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