Cinnamon Chia Pudding with Cherry Compote

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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
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    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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