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Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding with Blueberry Compote

Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding

I made this chia seed pudding a while ago and it was soooo amazing that I had to make it again for the blog! Lucuma powder is a staple in my superfood supply and I use it quite often. The lucuma is a subtropical fruit native to the Andean valleys and produced in Peru and Ecuador; popular in raw desserts and smoothies, this sweet, creamy and maple tasting powder can also be used as a sweetener replacement.

Lucuma is full of health and nutritional benefits: 

  • Contains 14 essential trace elements including high amounts of iron, calcium and phosphorous
  • Low on the glycemic index
  • High in fiber, B Vitamins and Beta Carotene (an antioxidant to help combat free radicals)

Read more about health benefits of Lucuma here. 

Let’s not forget about the power of chia seeds!  I try to add chia seeds in my diet wherever I can because of their super high content of omega 3’s! They are such a powerhouse of nutrition, only 1 ounce contains the following: 

  • Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value)
  • Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
  • Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
  • Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)
  • Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)
  • Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)
  • Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)
  • Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)

Read more about health benefits of Chia Seeds here. 

I used blueberries for the compote recipe but you can use any berry.  The Berry compote flavor pairs so well with the Lucuma chia pudding and melts in your mouth!  I topped it off with some sprouted buckwheaties and blueberries but crushed pecans or walnuts would also be really nice!  This recipe is definitely of my favorites!  ENJOY! 🙂

Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding
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Lucuma Chia Seed Pudding with Blueberry Compote
Caramel, Maple chia seed pudding topped with blueberry goodness!
Author: Crystal Bonnet
Ingredients
Chia Seed Pudding
Blueberry Compote
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 dates soaked and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
Instructions
Chia Seed Pudding
  1. Place chia seeds in a medium size bowl and set aside.
  2. Blend dates, lucuma powder, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a high speed blender until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over chia seeds, whisk well until combined.
  4. Place uncovered in the fridge overnight or for a few hours.
Blueberry Compote
  1. Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in a high speed blender until smooth.
  2. Pour melted coconut oil in blender while on low speed to emulsify.
  3. Place in a glass container and set in fridge overnight or for 1 hour (optional).
  4. Remove chia seed pudding and compote from fridge.
  5. Layer pudding and compote in a parfait glass and top with your choice of garnish.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Substitute dates for any liquid sweetener, almond milk for any non-dairy milk and blueberries for any berry.
Soak dates until soft. I soak mine in warm water for 30 minutes.

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