Sweet Tooth: Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Happy Friday! I have 2 superfood treats to share today. First I have two little announcements. Bye bye Raw Goddess Heathy blog - I'm now officially Sweetly Raw Blog - my .com has changed over at last. If you've linked to me, it'll need to be changed, as the old one no longer works.

Also, a quick reminder that The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake Challenge is coming to a close soon! I've decided to extend the deadline to Sunday night because a few people have mentioned needing the full weekend to finish, and I realize it may be helpful if you're uber busy during the week. Check out the 18 fabulouso entries so far! I feel I'll need lots of time to go over all the blog submissions a second time, so I'll be announcing the winner (along with second/third place) on Tuesday or Wednesday.

I'm still on a chia pudding kick, so today's sweet tooth is exactly that - with blueberries. I've enjoyed this for breakfast several times this week - it makes a great breaky, dessert, or snack. While I do like the jelly texture of soaked chia, I really a smooth blended mixture as well. I find it handy to shake up a large batch of chia gel (seeds soaked in water at least 15 minutes for them to swell) a few times a week for different uses. It keeps in the fridge up to a week. I like to top mine with mango, granola, or cacao nibs.

Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

1/2 cup chia seed gel*
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 teaspoons lucuma powder
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Vanilla creme stevia, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

*5 tablespoons chia seed mixed with 2 cups water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

This oldie is a delicious superfood shake I made last September. I served it in a martini glass rimmed with agave and cacao powder. It adds an extra special kick for ever sip you take!

Greeny Cocoa Beany 

1 cup water
1 cup ice
1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1-2 tablespoons agave
1 teaspoon carob powder
1/2 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 teaspoon maca
1/2 teaspoon lucuma
1/2 teaspoon mesquite
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon goji berry powder*
1/4 teaspoon pomegranate powder*

(*optional)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

I love this pic of the gorgeous cherry blossom tree. Have a glorious weekend!

If you have any questions about the ice cream challenge, or anything on this blog contact me: heather@sweetlyraw.com

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22 Comments
  1. May 14, 2010 at 17:08
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    thanks for the recipes...i know what i'll be having this weekend for breakfast...question: how long do you have to wait for the chia seeds to gel???<br /><br />gosh i love cherry blossoms and magnolias...we have a beautiful one in our front yard...<br /><br />have a beautiful weekend lady love...hope you get your treats soon...<br /><br /><3

  2. May 14, 2010 at 17:54
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    once again, your desserts pleasantly surprise me.<br /><br />i adore cherry blossoms! we have them everywhere in vancouver, where i grew up. i remember my tiny elementary school being engulfed by pink petals.

  3. May 14, 2010 at 18:26
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    That shake looks beautiful! So does that tree!!! <br /><br />I've gotta get on the chia pudding train.. ASAP! Yours looks so amazing, I love purple meals!

  4. May 14, 2010 at 18:32
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    Beautiful. The drink looks great. I don't have all the ingredients but when I get them I want to make it. How important is Lucuma?

  5. May 14, 2010 at 18:33
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    Ahh they both look gorgeous! I have to get chia seeds and learn how to use them.

  6. May 14, 2010 at 18:37
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    Oooo, that is such a great idea to save the chia seed gel in the fridge ahead of time! I've also been on a chia seed kick lately :D!<br /><br />That is such a pretty tree!!<br /><br />Take care!<br /><br />Laurel

  7. May 14, 2010 at 20:07
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    gorgeous photos! reminds me of the cake i'm making... but i'm not using cherries or blueberriesss.=)<br /><br />thank you for the reminder to try your chia pudding recipes! i've got lots of irish moss to use up - i've been putting it on my face as a mask! it's nice! i could probably add a tablespoon or two to my chia pudding... make it extra super-foodie.=)

  8. May 14, 2010 at 20:20
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    OK..I just had to share your recipe with a few of my coworkers this morning...they were all standing around teasing me about my chia seed pudding for breakfast. I didn't have time to blend (now that you have enlightened me to this little trick) so it looks a little less than appetizing. I think I will be making this and bringing it to work to rub in their faces!!! Literally!! Well, maybe not, I don't want to waste it ; )<br />Thank you as always for keeping me inspired and sharing such wonderful recipes. Have a great weekend!

  9. May 14, 2010 at 20:25
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    MMM, I love blueberry chia pudding!

  10. May 14, 2010 at 20:38
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    Thanks gals! Enjoy the chia... and for those of you who haven't tried it yet - go get some this weekend! hehehe :) You'll be glad you did. <br /><br />Nelly Bear - I like to soak it for 15-30 mins but at least 15. <br /><br />Raw Mama - you can make this without lucuma, maybe just use a bit more stevia or other sweetener. <br /><br />Gillian - LOL, you had me laughing, thanks for sharing :) You'll get them all on chia - its just a matter of time, I think!

  11. May 14, 2010 at 22:42
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    Congrats girl! I loved the cracker recipes you gave me, esp. the new onion bread one...much better...thanks kiddo!<br /><br />xoxo

  12. May 15, 2010 at 01:22
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    thank you for the extension! gives me a little more time for error and thawing, not to mention lighting for pictures. all the stuff us food bloggers have to fret about. :-)<br /><br />love my chia and blueberries. great combo!

  13. May 15, 2010 at 02:28
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    I"m loving all your chia puddings. You inspired a beautiful breakfast in my kitchen yesterday.<br /><br />Thank you for the extension - I plan to use the weekend sun to get the perfect shot!<br /><br />The recipes are all amazing-the caramel sauce is especially fantastic!!!

  14. May 15, 2010 at 04:24
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    Pam - i love that onion bread too... I like to add zucchini in place of half the onion!<br /><br />Bitty and Lisa - Im glad you guys are benefiting from the extension... all future challenges will go until Sunday night... makes much more sense. Can't wait to see what you gals have in store! :)

  15. May 15, 2010 at 08:54
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    I'm amazed how long I've been reading your blog because I'd be following even before the Cacao shake recipe - I remember at the time thinking I will never have all those ingrediets now I'm well away :D I loved it by the way.<br /><br />I'm excited since this time next year I'm moving to America so I will be able to get all these ingredients like Stevia, young thai coconuts and durian! I can only get Green Stevia which I think taste bleugh and even then theres heavy laws on how its sold.<br /><br />Have a nice weekend x

  16. May 15, 2010 at 11:48
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    I am really loving your chia puddings. I had this one for dinner last night and it was really good. I also made the pineapple one last weekend, and both of my girls loved it. Thanks.

  17. May 18, 2010 at 05:12
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    Nelly is the sweetest girl and I am so happy for you that you can partake in some of her goodies!<br /><br />And i have seen the lady's across the sphere getting in on your challenge and oh boy, i have loved the looks of things!<br /><br />Thx for your props re my photos. Yes, they will probably look pretty good :) I will LYK when they're up! I dont have them back yet!

  18. May 18, 2010 at 16:51
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmm to all! Thanks for the great recipes... so far, ALL of yours are a hit with my family. Thanks for sharing!

  19. August 17, 2010 at 01:50
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    Yum! I just bought my first bag of chia seeds (thinking I might need a heartier breakfast option than juice on some mornings). I think I'll try it with the strawberries that I have on hand. Thanks for posting!

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