Cinnamon Chia Pudding with Cherry Compote

This cinnamon chia pudding with cherry compote is a classic with a cherry on top. Cherries are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C all of which may play a role in cancer prevention. This yummy fruit also may help to increase your melatonin levels and improve your sleep. This healthy pudding may also help with weight loss.

Ingredients

2 cups coconut milk
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. white chia seeds
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. maca powder (optional)
½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
CHERRY COMPOTE
1 lb. pitted fresh or frozen cherries
1 Tbsp. agave nectar or to taste
Zest of 1 lemon
TOPPINGS
2 bananas, sliced
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds

Instructions

In a medium size bowl combine coconut milk, chia seeds, 2 tablespoons of agave, vanilla, maca powder and cinnamon. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight
In a small saucepan, combine cherries, agave and lemon zest. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate
To serve, divide chia pudding into 4 jars, top with sliced bananas, hemp seeds and cherry compote


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