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Chia Seed Pudding

IMG_7044Chia seed pudding in something simple to make.  At first I was a little hesisitant to try it after seeing what it looked like but after a bite I got used to it & really enjoyed it.

I bought the Chia Shot package from The Chia Company at Whole foods. This comes with some white chia seeds & some black seeds.  They taste the same & to my knowledge aren’t really different.

I made these overnight but after a few hours the pudding would be ready to eat.  The chia seeds expand in liquid & become gelatonious.  HOW TO MAKE THIS: 1 & 1/4 cup of almond milk (you can use any type of milk sweetned or unsweetened) in a bowl with 1/4 cup chia seeds & 1/4 tsp vanilla.  Mix & refridgerate.  How much milk you use can change how thick or not the pudding in but you must use atleast a cup or the chia seeds wont be able to expand.  I topped the pudding with some strawberries, blueberries, coconut shreds, & on one of them cinnamon.

The pictures I have show one pudding with white chia seeds & one white black chia seeds.IMG_7059 IMG_7051 chia seed pudding IMG_7007


Acai Bowls

acai bowlAcai bowls are a healthy breakfast choice that can be easily made.  You can make the bowl your own but adding whatever toppings you would like.  To make these bowls I bought Sambazon brand unsweetened smoothie packs at Whole Foods.  Not every store sells these but you can go on their website and check to see where you can buy them near you.  Sorry I don’t have exact measurements I just cut some fruit & thew it in.  You can always add more fruit to the blender if you would like.  You can’t really make the bowl wrong.

To make an acai bowl: On the back on the packets it gives you general directions.  Run the packet under water for about 5 seconds cut the top off and empty the chunks into the blender. You can add whatever fruit you would like.  I added bannana’s & strawberries to the base.  You can also add milk or juice to sweeten it.  I added a LITTLE bit of almond milk.  If you want it to be thick don’t add too much.  After blending it I added my toppings.  I used some granola, shredded coconut, blueberries, kiwi, & some more strawberries.  I drizzled a little honey on the top as well.

Lots of people like to use goji berries, add some chia seeds or flax seeds, peanut butter, really you can add almost anything.  Have fun with it!!acai bowl

Homemade IcePops

all things yummyI know this post is a little late but I eat ice pops all year long & if you don’t well now you’ll be ready to make these next spring. They were so simple to make it was crazy.  My friend & I went to Stop & Shop to buy the ice pop holders & that was the hardest part haha.

IMG_7789Ingredients: 2 cups & tbsp water_ 5 tbsp granulated sugar_12 oz mango peeled,_12 oz fresh strawberries_10 oz kiwis_crystal light packet (if you don’t know oz just use your head & think about how much you think you can get out of each)

To make these simply boil the water & sugar to make a simple syrup. If you think you will want your ice pops to be sweeter add more sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved take take it off the heat & let sit. With the fruit you have decided you would like to use, we used raspberries, mango & kiwi peel & then puree them each separately in a blender or if you have a magic bullet. Then divide the simple syrup equally into each bowl of the puree fruits you have & mix. If you have time you should add one flavor into the mold & freeze for about 45 minutes to an hour. Add the next flavor freeze for 20 minutes & then the final flavor & freeze til completely frozen & ready to be eatten. If you don’t feel like waiting that long (trust me I know I get impatient a lot) then add the thickest puree first then the next thickest pureed flavor & then add the final flavor & freeze.  If they are all the same thickness they might run into each other & not look as pretty but they will taste as yummy.

We also made another type of ice pops where we used crystal light packets.  We used lemonade flavored ones and strawberry caffeine ones.  We made them as you normally would but with less water to make them stronger.  Then we simply put them into the mold threw & threw a few blueberries in. In a few we used some raspberry puree at the bottom & then put the strawberry packet water on top.IMG_7830 all things yummy