It’s Day One. Again. Almost. Next week is when it happens. Yes, it’s time to stop all of my food and eating madness!!!! I’m usually a really healthy eater. I know what my body feels best eating and that’s what I do. But I’m on vacation. And, oh, all of the glorious food… it’s all sooooooooooooo good… and the margaritas… oh my…
I’m getting my recipes ready for my return to health. Chia puddings are awesome for breakfast.
So easy. So quick. So delicious. So healthy.
Here’s a really good recipe for a great chia pudding. I’m telling you: make it and keep it in the fridge. Make enough for a few days. You’ll be really happy you did. And, if you love your raspberries with chocolate, you should try this great nicecream recipe.
Chia seeds are ancient seeds that got their name from the Mayan word for “strength”. These tiny seeds have the unique ability to turn liquid into a gel-like substance when making puddings and they are great added to smoothies and shakes. They are really good for you because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber. They give this pudding the consistency of rice pudding, so it’s a delicious breakfast that your body and your tastebuds will love!
In Asian medicine, nuts are known to be good for your brain, heart, skin and reproductive system. Almonds are particularly nutritious. They are a good source of protein and they give you energy. And, they are gluten-free. Almonds will help relieve a cough and asthma and are also good for constipation. Even if you are not on a dairy-free diet, almond milk is the way to go.
Raspberries are an anti-aging fruit. They are great for men who are experiencing frequent urination and for men and women with vision issues. They have anti-cancer and anti-inflammation properties. In Chinese medicine, raspberries are an herb called Fu Pen Zi. This Chinese herb is prescribed for impotence, premature ejaculation, poor vision, and frequent urination. Raspberries are great for you, but if you are experiencing difficulty urinating, that’s when this berry should be avoided.
- 6 oz. fresh raspberries
- 3 Tbs chia seeds ⅛ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbs coconut sugar
- ¾ cup plus 2-Tbs almond milk
- Optional toppings: vegan chocolate chips, chopped frozen strawberries
- Put the raspberries in a small bowl and mash then a bit with a fork.
- Stir in the chia seeds, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.
- Pour in almond milk and give it a stir.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge for several hours or several days.
- Top with vegan chips and frozen berries if you like.
- Spoon into bowls.