Happy Thursday to you!! Hope you are having a great week. I feel like I'm just going with the flow and so nothing too interesting has rocked my world.
Do you find this time of year to be pretty mellow for you? I sure do! The weather isn't the greatest, the bills are rolling in, and there isn't going to be any good movies until Spring! Okay hopefully that last one isn't true. But I can definitely feel spring is not too far away. The temperatures are warming up and we have actually seen the sun for an hour this week..woot woot!
Plus at work we are about to order our seeds for this years garden project. Very excited!!! We are expanding our garden space too so that's going to be a lot of fun.
But now onto something that has been missing from this blog in the last while...FOOD! Seriously I've been terrible at taking pictures but I've been eating the same foods over and over so that's not too exciting. Yet, last night I got a spark of creativity sweep over me as I was getting bored with my usual breakfast of late, Vega Vanilla Chai smoothie. It was time for a protein pudding!!
I kept it simple...
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds, ground to a powder
1-2 tablespoons raw chocolate powder
1/2 -1 scoop Vanilla Chai Vega
A smidgen of coconut cream
Here's a little nutrient breakdown for the whole deal (if you care!):
Total fat: 13 grams
Total Carbs : 42 grams
Dietary Fibre: 15 grams
Sugars: 15 grams
Protein: 20 grams
Place the banana in a food processor and process until nice a smooth. Add in the chia seed powder (this creates the pudding-like consistency). Add in the coconut cream ( I placed a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and then scooped the top solidified cream). Finish off with the raw chocolate powder and the Vega. Add water to get your desired consistency
As you may already know, chia is sometimes used in baking as an egg replacer because it gels up. Well, it will do the same in this recipe so you will definitely need to add the water. Just an FYI.
Next up...VOO..well, maybe! I've been tempted lately. Maybe that's a sign my gag reflex has been tamed or maybe it's all the subliminal images from Angela's creations floating around in my head.We shall see.
Have a great day everyone!! Friday is almost here:)