Creamy Citrus and Turmeric Chia Pudding or Sunshine Pudding

This post is sponsored by Foodspring and as always, photos and words by me.

I have been working with Foodspring to create this recipe using some of their products. And I believe this little jar (or bowl) of sunshine is what many of us desperately need right now! At least if you live up North where days are rapidly getting shorter and the sun comes out a lot less frequently.

I have never been a big fan of the ever so popular chia seed puddings. Probably because I just can’t stand the consistency and the look of the jelly-like swollen up seeds. So I decided to use chia seeds to make something similar to a pudding, but at the same time smooth as a smoothie. I used Foodspring’s Organic White Chia Seeds for the pudding, and topped it with their Crunchy Fruits (pineapple & strawberry) + Nuts & Berries – yum! Perfect for breakfast, snack or after a workout.

Orange, lemon, ginger and honey is also a classic combo to prevent or fight flu. And turmeric has, as you’ve probably heard, anti-inflammatory properties. Great stuff!

You can serve the pudding either in a bowl, in little jars or in a bigger bottle and bring it to the gym to have handy after your workout.

Please check my Instagram for more details on the campaign (including a discount code and a giveaway). Recipe below. Enjoy!

Creamy Citrus and Turmeric Chia Pudding aka. Sunshine Pudding

serves 2 hungry people, or 4 less hungry as a snack

1/3 cup organic white chia seeds
1 cup water
1/4 cup cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours (longer if you don’t have a high speed blender) and drained
2 organic oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
2 organic lemons, juice and zest
1 banana, preferably frozen in slices
a big piece of fresh ginger, chopped or grated (grate if you don’t have a high speed blender)
1-2 tsp turmeric powder (or a piece of fresh turmeric)
1 tbsp raw honey

Sliced banana + Crunchy Fruits + Nuts & Berries for topping

1) In a small bowl, combine the water and chia seeds and whisk vigorously until well mixed. Set aside until the mixture forms a gel, about 20 minutes or longer.
2) In a high speed blender, combine the chia gel with the cashews, oranges, lemon juice + zest, banana, ginger, turmeric and honey. Blend until completely smooth. If your pudding gets warm in the process, you’ll need to chill it until cool.
3) Serve individual portions of pudding in bowls or jars. Top with Crunchy fruits + Nuts & Berries.

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Tori - October 28, 2016 - 1:51 pm

What a gorgeous and delish sounding pudding! Loving your photos!

Sonja {Dagmar's Kitchen} - October 28, 2016 - 1:57 pm

Thank you Tori! Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead!