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Chia Pudding–Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week!

Chia Pudding . . . made with seeds?  What the heck are Chia seeds?

  •  a superfood of the Aztecs and Mayans
  • in the Mayan language chia is derivative of the word  meaning “strength”
  • warriors relied on it to boost energy and stamina (I’m feeling like a Warrior Goddess just writing this!)
  • distance runners believe that chia seeds increase endurance
  • a serving has 5 grams of carbs AND 5 grams of fiber!

 Simple Chia Pudding Ingredients 

  •  vegan almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk
  • chia seeds
  • banana, mango, strawberries (optional)
  • top with berries, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, maple syrup and any nut you like!

#veganRenee Cooking Tip:

I make my chia pudding in a mason jar so that I can shake it.  

Why shake it?  The seeds float to the top.  If you don’t shake it and simple stir, the seed float to the top resulting in a huge hunk of seeds . . . that won’t come apart.  Trust me on this!  I forgot to shake and I was so disappointed in my pudding that was too thin next to my “hunk o’chai seed” clump at the top.  

As an experiment (I mean recipe developer), when I made (prayerfully created) the green smoothie chia pudding I thought for sure it would be gross–but it wasn’t!  Yeah for not eating gross looking/tasting green food.  I also thought the second day–it would taste too green, but again it was really yummy.  FYI:  This is a great make ahead breakfast. 

How-to Make Perfect Chia Pudding!

Ok–how simple is this?

3 tablespoons chia seeds –> 1 cup of almond milk (or whatever you chose to use)

Seriously–why did I not make this before?

 

 

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My BFF is a Green Smoothie!

Recipe of the Week!

Green Smoothie Love!

 This week on the podcast I spoke about how I make my green smoothie .  . . and why it is my BFF.  

It wasn’t always that way–I thought green drinks were for those single women who hung out at the gym and complained about how hard it is to find a man.  I’ll be honest–there is more to this “single, skinny girl” story–maybe later, maybe in another podcast.  Bottom line is a green drink is for everyone–skinny and young and older and wiser!

Now I see the error of my ways (worrying about being skinny vs. being healthy!).  My green smoothie gives me:

  • energy
  • healthy looking skin
  • a conversation starter (especially those early morning soccer games!)
  • my go-to to-go breakfast that is amazing!
  • tasty way to get my greens

How-To Make it!

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Blessed as you embrace the green drink!

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