Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed – Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York

When taking a dessert like pudding and transforming it into a RAW, DAIRY FREE and GLUTEN-FREE healthy treat, you might not think it would come out so creamy and delicious. Well, think again! You have to give this easy-to-make, nutritiously packed and tasty delight a try. The texture and flavours are out of this world, I promise you will not be disappointed. Substitute the honey for another unrefined sweetener and it can be vegan as well!

SoHo House - August 2016 - runcooklaugh.comSummer is rapidly coming to an end and drinks on the rooftop at Soho House in Manhattan will soon be a memory. I thought I would share this trendy hotspot with some friends from my town. We had a great time catching up over a few cocktails as we spoke about the highlights of our summer. Making the best of the last few weeks of the dog days is definitely something I am planning to do no matter how hot it gets… as long as it does not interfere with my training😉!Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed - Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York - runcooklaugh.com

I would say I definitely experimented with dessert recipes this summer more than usual. When my adorable 8 year old son looks up at me with his beautiful blue eyes and says, “Mama can you make some pudding?”, it is hard to say no! So there I am playing around with ingredients and figuring out a way to make this creamy dessert into a dairy and gluten-free snack for my boys.Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed - Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York - runcooklaugh.com

Growing up one of my favorite desserts was my mother’s homemade rice pudding. Boy did she perfect this sweet treat! I just love the texture and taste. I could eat an entire bowl in one sitting. The perks to having a mom that is a great cook😉. I had to make substitutions to some of her recipes though. Eliminating dairy and gluten is important to keeping my children’s health on track. Now, what did my mom think of my twist on her authentic rice pudding you ask? She absolutely LOVED it and that made me so proud!Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed - Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York - runcooklaugh.com

Since we are a gluten-free and dairy free household, I love coming up with healthy and nutritionally packed substitutes that are simple to make. I do not want to complicate my life any more than it is already with 4 boys and 5 cats. Simple snack ideas are the way to go in my book. This recipe is just that… ingredients I already have in my pantry, a vitamix and a bowl. I did not just use any ingredients though. Below is a list of the health benefits of the wonderful substitutions I added to make this dish a healthy option.Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed - Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York - runcooklaugh.com

RAW HONEY – a natural antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal wonder ingredient.

DRIED FRUIT – water is extracted from the fruit making the nutrients in raisins more concentrated. Rich in dietary fiber, carbohydrates with a low glycemic index, minerals, vitamins, and other micronutrients… but most importantly their fat content is low!

CHIA SEEDS – contain fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Other benefits include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. Chia seeds may also aid in weight loss.

NUTS AND SEEDS – contain good fats called mono- and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help manage inflammation and maintaining the normal structure of every cell in our body. They are also high in protein which helps build muscles.

CINNAMON – can be used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, and loss of appetite.Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed - Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York - runcooklaugh.com

So, what did my 4 little critics think of this healthy dessert? They absolutely loved it and gave it a 5 star rating. You have to give this delicious recipe a try😉.Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed - Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York - runcooklaugh.com

Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed
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This fantastic GLUTEN-FREE and DAIRY FREE pudding is so creamy you will never believe that it is does not contain milk. The combination of RAW ingredients are super nutritious that it makes a wonderful, guilt-free snack. Substitute the honey for another unrefined sugar and it could be VEGAN as well.
Servings
4
Servings
4
Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed
Print Recipe
This fantastic GLUTEN-FREE and DAIRY FREE pudding is so creamy you will never believe that it is does not contain milk. The combination of RAW ingredients are super nutritious that it makes a wonderful, guilt-free snack. Substitute the honey for another unrefined sugar and it could be VEGAN as well.
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients except the chia seeds and raisins in a vitamix or high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. In a bowl, pour the mixture, add the chia seeds and raisins and thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
  3. Cover the rice pudding and place in the refrigerator for about 3 - 4 hours or overnight so it thickens. The longer time the more the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and the mixture will become more dense. Enjoy!
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4 thoughts on “Raw Rice Pudding Made with Chia Seed – Dinner and Drinks at SoHo House New York

    1. Oops! You are totally right. I usually use maple syrup as my sweetener and changed it last minute to honey and completely forgot to call it dairy free. Thank you so much for pointing that out!!!

    1. It requires 2 tbsp. of honey or a sweetener of your choice. Thanks for pointing that out! You can also adjust the sweetener to your taste, depending on how sweet you like it:-)

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