I love chia for all of the benefits that it offers…fiber, antioxidants and protein to name a few. I am always looking to create great new combinations with chia seeds.. Today, it is Chai Chia Berry Pudding. We already love chai when mixed with tea, so, why not include it in other recipes? The result is that the pudding is completely smooth, and goes down like silk. Yum. On a practical note, on occasion, I am not in the mood for the texture of chia seeds, so I ground them in the Vitamix with a dry grains container. They are then powdery, and smooth and very pudding like. Kids will never suspect that this is so healthy and good for them!
In the mood for something sweet, but not too sweet? This raw pomegranate cheesecake is for you. Date and mulberry crust, light and fluffy pomegranate filling and pomegranate chia frosting. Quick, light and delicious.
This bowl is so pretty, it is hard to eat it! Just a reminder that even in the dark of winter, we can still enjoy delicious breakfast bowls that are healthy and light.
If you have spent any time at all reading this website, you know that I believe that healthy food is medicine and the key to long term health. My motto is, “I want food to nourish and sustain me, not just entertain me”. So, with that tall order, I try and stay away from donuts, cupcakes and other processed foods that have no, (or actually negative,) nutritional value. For me, I don’t feel as good when I eat meat, dairy, processed foods and high carb sugary foods. I love green food, colored food, crunchy food and that usually means fruits and vegetables.
I decided to make a salad with several ingredients on the list of most alkaline foods, and add a super healthy dressing. I came up with this deliciousness. Whether you are a fan of the alkaline/acid diet theory or not, (Greenopedia has a helpful chart here and Kris Carr has a good summary here), one can’t deny that eating these alkaline foods will be good for your health. After eating this salad, you too, will be a believer! I chose cucumber, avocado, baby broccoli, raspberries, toasted almonds, baby kale, papaya and watermelon–you can use these 8 foods, or add some of your own favorites. I have already eaten this salad as I write this post, and I can say, it was awesome!
In addition to the hearty goodness of the alkaline foods that comprise the salad, I put together an immune boosting dressing, using The Master Tonic as the base, and adding olive oil, goji berries and dates to create the dressing. I want to drink this dressing! more
Looking for a dessert that you can make with whatever you have around the kitchen? This is it! If you have chia seeds and nut milk, you can whip up the chocolate chia pudding. Layer with whatever fruit you have, some coconut yogurt and top with the superfoods that you love. Healthy and sweet:)