Vanilla Cashew Chia Pudding

A quick breakfast made in under 5 minutes - vanilla chia pudding with a dollop of hearty cashew butter makes for a filling breakfast or snack on the go.

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Rewind to last Saturday morning where I shared a shorter post since my forth generation iPhone died in the night and I woke up late. Now it's one week later and the same thing happened yet again. I think it's safe to say that one of my priorities this weekend should be to get a new phone - one that can hold a battery for longer than it takes to make this breakfast.

Oh and since we're speaking of breakfast, I wanted to share this delicious Vanilla Chia Pudding seeing as you guys went a little nuts over it on Instagram a few weeks ago - and that just makes me all sorts of happy.

I'm glad that we can share in the beautiful versatility of chia seeds, once a garden/plant staple in the early 1990's and now a major contender in the healthy breakfast scene. What a great evolution chia seeds have had. And now as I write this, just as last week, it's in real time. And as I peak out the sunlit window I see that it is warm, heating to the 70s. And I'd like to get out there and enjoy that beautiful weekend sunshine - so I'll be taking this chia pudding to go :)

Happy weekend!

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Serves: 2  

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients for the Vanilla Chia Pudding:

- 6 tablespoons chia seeds

- 1 ripe banana

- 2 cups almond milk (recipe here)

- 1-2 tablespoon cashew butter (optional but I love it - recipe here)

- 1 - 2 tablespoons honey

- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder


After making your almond milk, mix in the chia seeds, honey, cashew butter, mashed banana and vanilla. Let this sit overnight (or for at least 3 hours). Store in an airtight container (I use a mason jar), top with any fruit, and take to work or university to enjoy!

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Your Turn!

What kind of chia puddings do you like? Do you like having it with the whole chia seed or do you puree the pudding? Try adding a swirl of jam into each bowl - so delicious and flavorful without much fuss.

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Like this one? I have a feeling you guys will love the Coconut Chia Pudding and the Sweet Pink Chia Pudding too!


Enjoy the simplicity of this breakfast! I know I've had way too many stressed mornings wishing I had spent 5 minutes before bed making this little bowl of quick goodness :)

And be sure to tag me on Instagram - #8thandlake - so I can see your lovely creations! There's nothing I love more than seeing your photos and recreations of the meals you find here. Thats what they're here for :) 

You can also find me on Snapchat with more photos and clips of my everyday life - username - marie8thandlake

Lots of love from the West Coast,

xx M