Recipe courtesy of Mira Manek (

Vegan Cardamon Chia Shake

Vegan Cardamon Chia Shake

This smooth and creamy drink makes for an indulgent drink or a dessert, especially with thatdelicate touch of cardamom and hint of saffron. It is nourishing, filling and full of contrastingtextures.

Serves 4, small glasses

70g cashews

350ml water

35g dates

8g chia

50ml water

pinch saffron

½ teaspoon cardamom

pistachios, for garnishing

Soak the cashews in 350ml water for 30 minutes or longer - you can even soak them overnight.Soak the chia seeds in 50ml water for similar time. If in a rush, soak chia in hot water, mixtogether thoroughly and they should be ready in a few minutes. Blend the cashews, water anddates in a high-speed blender. Pour this mixture into the chia seeds and keep stirring. Now addthe cardamom and saffron and mix well. You can also place small amounts of the soaked chiaseeds at the bottom of each glass and pour the cashew, date, cardamom and saffron mixtureover it. Garnish with chopped pistachios and a sprinkle of cardamom.

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