Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chia Chai Pudding. Oh, so delicious!

How many of you like chai?  I am in LOVE with the creamy spicy goodness that is chai tea.  What I'm NOT in love with is the over abundance of fat and heavy sleepy feeling I get with it.  I'm also not in love with the weight gain and the sugar rush.

But the flavor and texture are phenomenal!   What's a raw girl to do?

Chai Chia pudding of course!  oh, hello creamy deliciousness!!

What I used:
1 1/2 C. almond milk.
1 c. water
spices:  Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and allspice - I didn't measure these, I just threw them in the blender.
5 medjool dates (pitted!)
1/4c. chia seeds.

Blend 1st 5 ingredients in your high speed blender until mixed smooth.  if it's too thick, add a little more water.  I used about 1/2 the liquid (because I want the rest for tomorrow's breakfast)

pour into bowl and mix in chia seeds.  Let stand until chia seeds are swelled up.  It'll have a seedy tapioca feel to them.  I currently have mine chilling out in the fridge!

Happy Eating!

Always keep coming back....

Everyone staying warm?  It's about 18* here in Alabama- it doesn't get this cold down here!  It's crazy!!

I wish I were more consistent with this lifestyle.  SO MUCH has happened (we always say that!) since my last post, but truly- it has!  I got pregnant and lost that baby, we got pregnant again, we bought a house, we've paid off some bills... Yes, quite a few things have happened to me.

I am expecting (again!) in April.  I am ALSO a raw food mama throughout the rest of my pregnancy.  No, I'm not going to be legalistic, but I am setting myself up for success by having PLENTY of variety and stored foods on hand.

While smoothies are fantabulous, I'm not solely living off of them- in fact, right at this very minute, I've made almond milk today (unsweetened, unflavored- I'm thinking for some savory recipes too!) I made a dip for some carrots for me for lunch (not the only thing I'm having but it's the main staple for lunch right now.)  I had some "Datorade" for breakfast- about 25 dates blended completely smooth in the vitamix and I've been nursing that all morning.  I'm soaking buckwheat for granola, and I'm making some sweet potato casserole for dinner, as well as a salad (with orange pecan dressing y'all!).  I might have a smoothie with that too.  :)  I'll also be making some of Phil McClusky's cauliflower popcorn- let me tell you- That stuff is ADDICTIVE!!  I'm going to be making a ton of that for the next few days.  Heck, I might eat it without dehydrating.

I am making myself hungry!!  Well, off to go "un-cook"!

I'll post recipes and what I do soon- I have some cleaning and teaching to do with the kids today.  Be blessed!