Put in a small bowl and set aside:

¼ cup chia seeds

¼ cup dried coconut (shredded and unsweetened)

Blend and add to above mixture:

1 cup water

¼ cup raw cashews (soaked 1 hour, drained).

Cashews are optional but pudding will be less creamy without them.

4 soft Medjool dates, pitted

2 cloves

1 teaspoon lucuma powder (optional:  use for extra sweetening)

½ teaspoon ginger

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Wait and stir.  Wait and stir.  Wait and stir.  Refrigerate or eat right away.

Chia Facts:

Chia, officially named salvia hispanica is in the mint family.  It is the best known source of omega three fatty acids.  The Aztec Indians primary crop was corn.  Chia seeds were their second most used food item.  Mexico’s Taramahara Indians are known for the great endurance, often running a hundred miles as a group.  Chia and water are the only foods they take on these runs.

Seven tablespoons of chia seeds are equal to 7 grams of fiber.

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