Creamy Strawberry Chocolate Chia Pudding

My friend Lucy calls chia seeds "amazing little bladders of water". Chia seeds swell up in liquids and become gelatinous, like tapioca pearls. They are a wonderful source of calcium and omega 3 fatty acids, and will keep you full for a long time while drawing out bad cholesterol out of your body!

- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 T agave nectar
- 1 inch vanilla bean
- 1/2 - 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1 t lucuma powder
- 1 T raw cacao
- 4 T chia seeds

- Blend the cashews, water, agave, vanilla, strawberries, lucuma and cacao to make a creamy nut milk.
- In a small bowl, or in 2 cups with 2 T of chia seeds in each, stir the chia seeds with the strawberry milk until the chia seeds are well coated.
- Drink immediately, or set aside until the chia seeds have gelled and you have a tapioca-pudding like bowl of deliciousness.

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