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Author Notes: I am calling this a pudding because I’m not sure what else to call it, but it’s nothing like a traditional lemon pudding. It’s got an almond base, so it’s high in protein, nutrients and fiber, the coconut oil adds a little healthy fat, the chia seeds thicken it a bit, and the raisins and maple syrup sweeten it up. Because the rest of the ingredients have very subtle flavors, I like how the taste of the lemon really shines through here. This recipe is adapted from a book called Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes. —WinnieAb
- 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- 2 cups almonds
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 3-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 whole Meyer lemon, cut in half (you don't have to remove the seeds)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract- optional
- Soak chia seeds in water for 10 minutes, then process them together with the rest of the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor until fairly smooth. Leftovers will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
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