I think that if you love someone, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or your sweetheart, you should serve them healthy treats for Valentine’s Day. Nothing says “I care” like recipes that promote a long, vibrant life. This delicious Whole Food of the Month recipe takes no time at all to make (love that), but thanks to the exotic flavor of cardamom and the almost heart-shaped and juicy red raspberries, your recipients will be feeling well taken care of this Valentine’s Day.
Makes: 2-4 servings
Time: 15 minutes
* Make this recipe raw (or highly raw) by using all raw ingredients
Large glass bowl
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1/2 cup chia seeds
6 0z. (3/4 cup raspberries)
2 cups pure water
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2-1 tsp ground cardamom (optional, but I recommend it and add as much as you’d like)
Teeny pinch salt
*Don’t have cashews on hand, but have a can of coconut milk, or almond, rice, or hemp milk? Blend 2 cups of that with the dates, vanilla, cardamom and salt instead of the cashews and water (which is basically a homemade cashew milk).
Let’s get started.
Wash your raspberries.
(Hearts upon hearts upon hearts. See ’em?)
Place your chia seeds in a large glass bowl.
Blend together Cardamom Cream ingredients until super smooth and add to the bowl of chia. Stir well and allow to sit on the counter, or in the fridge, for about 15 minutes until the mixture thickens.
If creme brulee and tapioca pudding had a baby, it would taste like this recipe—amazing!
Add your fresh raspberries and enjoy.
Serve chilled or room temperature. Store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to one week.
Substitutions: Add more berries—strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries! Or try this recipe with fresh peaches, sliced banana, toasted almonds or pepitas.
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