I most always have homemade cashew milk on hand, so this comes together quickly with only an hour or two needed to chill.  Cashew milk takes just minutes to make, but you could also use coconut milk or any favorite milk you prefer.  Just try it…..I promise you will love it!

1    quart of homemade cashew milk
1    vanilla bean pod
5    Medjool dates, pitted
1/8 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
2   T coconut manna
pinch of sea salt
1/2 C chia seeds
extra vanilla bean pod or extract if you prefer a stronger vanilla flavor.

In a blender, combine the cashew milk or fav milk of your choice, everything you can scrape out of the inside of a vanilla bean pod, the pitted dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut manna and sea salt.  Blend for about a minute or until all ingredients are completely incorporated into the milk.  Pour into a large bowl and add the chia seeds.  Give a good stir and let sit for ten mintes.  Stir again, cover and chill for one to two hours.