Cacao superfood pudding

by | Sep 2, 2010 | Columns, Featured, Healing with Whole Foods | 0 comments

Cacao superfood pudding

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It’s simple. It’s raw. It’s dessert. And, it’s good for you. Super-good for you really. Superfoods are foods that have been used in ancient civilizations for medicinal purposes or extreme nourishment. There are so many benefits from each of the superfoods that it is hard to just list them all together. One of my favorite websites to learn more about superfoods is at Navitas Naturals. It is so interesting how so many key nutrients can be found in some of these ingredients – instead of taking a calcium and iron pill, wouldn’t you prefer a pudding treat with chia seeds that have the same benefits? I know I would. And cacao is one of the highest antioxidant powers out there. Yes, this is chocolate at it’s best, but you are also getting one of the highest dietary supplements of magnesium. Some of these little natural raw ingredients may boost your energy and vitality in life. It may be just the perk you have been looking for to get you to the next level in your health. It is really surprising how yummy it can be, too.

This pudding may be a little more textured than you are used to, but the chia seeds and goji berries will not blend to a perfect smooth. Yet, the texture of the pudding is quite satisfying. The cashews will cream up very easily after soaking. I hope you try this one out, especially if you are curious about how to use some of the superfoods.

Cacao superfood puddingingredients
1 cup of raw cashews
1 1/4 cup of pure water
1/4 cup of goji berries
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of pure cacao powder
1/4 cup of cold hemp milk or coconut milk
1/4 cup of raw agave nectar or raw honey


  1. Soak the cashews, goji berries, and chia seeds in the water in a bowl in the refrigerator for 4 hours, up to 8 hours.
  2. After soaking the above ingredients, pour them into a blender, Vitamix, or food processor.
  3. Add the cacao powder, hemp or coconut milk, and agave nectar.
  4. Blend for about a minute, adding a touch more hemp milk if you want the consistency to be creamier or if you need more liquid. Start with 1/4 cup of milk and then add more as desired.

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