Tart Cherry Chia Pudding + a giveaway!

Tart Cherry Chia Pudding // nutritionstripped.comNot only is February the official National Cherry Month, but also Valentines day is just around the corner. Many of you are wondering what to make for yourself or your sweet, today I’m here to share with you all a delicious tart cherry inspired recipe + a GIVEAWAY! I’m so thrilled to share with you some really exciting products and goodies in this giveaway, which is also the first here on Nutrition Stripped.

I’m picky about what products I choose to giveaway, because I want them to reflect my personal views and preferences here on Nutrition Stripped, this giveaway is all that and more. So not only are you getting a delicious recipe perfect to celebrate healthy eating this Valentines day, but also a chance to enter an awesome giveaway to receive some really yummy prizes!

Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the National Cherry Month #GoTart Campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I received free samples of tart cherries mentioned in this post from the Cherry Marketing Institute. I was compensated for my time. Honest opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Tart Cherry Chia Pudding // nutritionstripped.com

So let’s get to the juicy part, what does the [giveaway include]?

  • A Year’s Supply of Dried Tart Cherries and Tart Cherry Juice,
  • a KitchenAid 7-Quart Mixer,
  • Le Creuset 4.5- Quart Dutch Oven,
  • and an Anthropologie Apron!

How to enter // simply fill out the box in the link below with your information and you’ll be entered to win. >>> Click this link! GIVEAWAY and be sure to “SHARE” with your friends via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

NOTE: Entering in the Comments section DOES NOT enter you in the giveaway- please click the link above ;)

Tart Cherry Chia Pudding // nutritionstripped.com
3 facts about tart cherries and why I’m lovin’ them this month:
  1. Love the tart? For fruits and vegetables, a sour taste is often a cue for more phytonutrient compounds inside.
  2. Tart cherries contain anthocyanins, a flavonoid that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinguishing flavor.
  3. Dried and frozen tart cherries are rich in vitamin A.

Tart Cherry Chia Pudding
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A delicious, sweet and slightly tart cherry chia pudding made with all natural ingredients and no added sugar. GF VGN Raw
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup tart cherries, frozen
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • ¼ cup tart cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • GARNISH // optional tart dried cherries, dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  1. In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and cherry juice and coconut milk. Allow this to soak for at least 30 minutes or until the chia seeds have absorbed most of the liquid creating a thick gel.
  2. In a food processor or high speed blender, pour the chia seed mixture into the blender will all remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.
  3. Pour in the bowl/glass/cup you're serving in.
  4. Garnish with sprinkling chocolate chips on top or additional tart cherries, fresh, frozen or dried.
  5. Enjoy!

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I hope you all enjoy this recipe, be sure to “SAVE” it for later in your Recipe Box or PIN IT for inspiration in the kitchen.

Good luck to you all that enter this giveaway!

xx McKel

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Share Your Thoughts

  1. Nicole says

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to give this a try. Tart cherries are perfect for after an intense workout since they help soothe sore muscles. Looking forward to having this as my post-long run recovery snack!

  2. Kat* says

    This looks beautiful! I have never tried Chia pudding before and am new to the blog, but it has just moved straight to the top of my list. :) Tart cherries are amazing – I can’t eat cranberries, but these provide the perfect tang with just a hint of sweetness, it really wakes up my tastebuds! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  3. Kim Moore says

    I too absolutely detested the maraschino cherries as a kid and recently found REAL cherries! They are a bajillion times better, haha. Great post and giveaway!

  4. Stacey says

    I’ll be honest… I’ve not done much in my life with tart cherries (though I do have a shameful past that involved a slight Shirley Temple addiction… Heh), but I would certainly be inspired with these items! Maybe make my own, healthier Shirley Temple (RIP) to start!

  5. Stacey says

    Oh! Actually, we just made adorable mini tart cherry pies for our daughter’s first bday party!!! Totally forgot about that for a minute…. They were a total HIT and I didn’t get a one, haha. I’d make those again:)

  6. says

    Mmmmm, this cherry pudding looks like raw heaven! I absolutely love how you make your recipes nourishing and healthy. That’s what I try to apply to my recipes too. Thanks for your inspiration!

  7. Amy says

    I’m from Oregon…where we grow the most delicious cherries you’ve ever eaten! This recipe is perfect and I’m excited to add it to my repertoire. Thank you.

  8. Kathleen says

    I’m becoming more and more obsessed with your blog and Instagram page every day. You are so inspirational! I can’t wait to try this- especially since I just got a big bag of chia seeds from Costco! Thank you for sharing the recipe. :)

  9. Jessica Jones-Hughes says

    Delicious! Thanks for providing so many healthy delicious recipes. As a fellow dietitian, I am glad to see more blogs like yours out there providing solid information! Yum – Cherry chia.

  10. Hillary says

    This looks amazing! I love cherries, dried, fresh, frozen! I can’t wait for them to come into season. One of my favorite recipes my mom has is a dark chocolate cookie that calls for dried cherries.

    On a side note: I am a dietetic intern going through my rotations and taking the test at the end of august. Do you have any tips or words of wisdom?

  11. Lauren says

    YUM! I’ve always loved the tart cherry and dark chocolate combo but only used it in my granolas or oatmeal. I will definitely be devouring this. Maybe I’ll get a little crazy and pour some choco-cherry granola on top of my tart cherry chia pudding? :) #GoTart

  12. Kara McLeland says

    Cherries are my love language!! I spend a lot of time in Michigan with my family, where the cherries are the absolute best. I got married there and we had them in all their various forms… raw cherries, cherry wine, cherry pie, dried cherries on salad… Excited to try this pudding!

  13. nosogirl says

    I’m a fan of cherry pie – that’s my favorite way to enjoy cherries. Second favorite way is to eat them as a snack. I always buy a bag at the grocery when they are in season.

  14. Margot says

    Love adding tart cherries to homemade chocolate and fudge! The contrast between sweet and sour is so tasty. Definitely want to try this this recipe too! #GotTart

  15. Whitney B says

    I’m a new reader of your blog, and I love it! This recipe is one I definitely want to try. I usually add tart cherries to salads or use them to make my favorite — albeit indulgent — homemade ice cream. I look forward to trying something new with them!

  16. Deena Buettner says

    Your recipes are inspiring. A new way to combine healthy juices and one of my favorite healthy foods, chia seed. This would be good layered with vanilla chia pudding.

  17. says

    I love cooking and baking… Cherries are my favorite fruit. I make my own granola and put them there most often, but I also love putting cherries in beef stew for an interesting and sweet twist.. They go great on salads to.. I never knew feb was national cherry month! :) #gotart
    I recently stumbled on this websire and I am hooked.
    I can’t wait to try a lot of these recipes

  18. Alyse Bagley says

    I went to FNCE this past year and tried dried tart cherries, and became obsessed!! I cannot wait to try this chia pudding recipe to add to my obsession! I also have a question for you! What type of blender would you recommend for smoothies? My blender has recently given out and I am in the market for a new one. I am a college student, so price is definitely a huge factor. I have looked at quite a few blenders and also bullets, so I am open to trying anything. I would like to get the most product for my money, so any suggestions would be so helpful! Thanks!

  19. Katherine says

    I love the cherry and almond cookie recipe from “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar”, the balance of the tart cherries and the aroma of almonds is magical! Plus with the health benefits, no better excuse to reach our for more than one…! Now I HAVE to try this pudding recipe! Looks phenomenal!!

  20. Julie Rose says

    Can you clear something up for me with this recipe. Are you using dried tart cherries or whole frozen (not dried) cherries. I thought that I bought the right product to make this (cheribundi frozen cherry packs) but I think that it is just puree and not whole cherries. I love your blog..my unhealthy friends have been wowed by your recipes, especially the raw brownies. Thank You!

  21. Sharon Prather says

    Wanted to make this tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. I can’t seem to find frozen tart cherries. Will the regular frozen sweet cherries work with the rest of the recipe as is.


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