Hello Friends, here is my newest favorite pumpkin recipe to share. I mentioned in my last post that this may be a nice recipe for the adults to enjoy...which is completely true, BUT, it is also great for kids too! So, gather your pumpkin, chia seeds, and head to the store to get some of this amazing vegan 'nog by So Delicious and you will be ready to make some of this perfect holiday pudding.
This recipe was inspired by a few blogs: Oh She Glows and Choosing Raw. But, I wanted to make a little twist with some Nog, and all the thanks goes to So Delicious for this one! The kind people at So Delicious were gracious enough to send me some samples of their holiday nog to try and review and then share with some of you (more details below...)
Truth is, I haven't had egg nog in many years, and I vaguely remember I used to love it. And not until I tried this great vegan version from So Delicious, I had forgotten about it's creamy lasting texture and divine taste. Hmmm, so wonderful and comforting. Also, this drink allows holiday season nostalgia fall over you in and out.
Also, this vegan nog is made with organic, NON-GMO, certified vegan and gluten-free ingredients and does not contain any garbage or artificial anything. The Chocolate Mint Beverage is also amazing. I was hoarding it all from my husband, until the last glass I completely shared with him. He couldn't believe how good it was!
I have been telling everyone I know that this is seriously a yummy holiday treat to try this season. So along with anything I have tried from So Delicious, I can proudly say I loved their product and I love what they stand for. Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review, but was given a sample of the product to try and review. Also, the opinion of this product/company is just that, an opinion.
And, the good news is...I have VIP coupons to give away to 2 of you to try a container of nog (or any other So Delicious product) you may want. Details will be below, but for now the pudding recipe...
Pumpkin 'Nog Chia Pudding Recipe (vegan)
1 1/2 cup of fresh pumpkin puree (fresh or canned will work)
1 1/2 cup of So Delicious Nog
2 heaping TB's of chia seeds
1 1/2 ts. of pumpkin pie spice
sweetener of choice: 1 ts. of stevia powder, 1-2 TB of maple syrup or coconut palm sugar
Craisins or raisins
Whisk the nog, pumpkin, chia seeds and spice together in a large glass bowl. Add the sweetener you like and taste to see if it is to your liking. Then cover and put the bowl in the fridge overnight or at least up to 3 hours. Then your seed will have gelled and become like a tapioca-like seed and viola you have pudding.
You can obviously make this recipe like the blogs I referenced earlier, but I would suggest that if you can get your hands of this delicious nog from So Delicious, that you must make this version of the pudding. It is a perfect union of egg nog and pumpkin pie. Perfect for any upcoming holiday... and did I mention that chia seeds and pumpkin and even the coconut nog are healthy for you?! This is a health treat and you can feel completely wonderful about your choice for this treat instead of, say, real calorie filled egg nog and a slice of pie that has more calories and sugar than you probably know.
I love the simplicity of this fabulous recipe. You must try this dish this holiday season. Put some of this pudding in a fancy cup and you have a special treat. This recipe will serve 4 people, but can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger amount of people. You could also put a little bits in party cups with spoon and you could serve on a platter. This is such a yummy treat it will have you really thinking of great ideas to share and serve.
Now for the awaited giveaway details (the best part, because I love sharing!):
So friends, the only requirement to get in the running for this giveaway is to leave a comment on this blog post. If you want to get another chance at winning, then become a follower of So Delicious on facebook, and leave another comment saying you did so... and for a third chance you can become a follower of my blog (on the right hand side of the home page of my blog). So all together you can have 3 chances to win.
I will pick TWO winners using random.org on November 2, at 9pm EST...so you have 6 days to enter yourself and then tell your friends! This giveaway is only valid for US residents. Thanks and good luck.
Well, that is all I have for you today. Get your name in the drawing for this giveaway-totally worth the try.
I hope you have a great (and safe) weekend, with lots of fall fun and maybe some halloween treats (and tricks!)
Much love to you as always.