Starting the day out with homemade Matcha Chai Latte made with non dairy milk and a variety of spices will greatly increase the chances that it will be a great day. Making your own chai means that you can treat yourself whenever you need to, and it won’t be loaded with preservatives and sugar. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Serve with Pumpkin Cranberry Bread.
NOTE: Make sure that you blend your ingredients in the blender BEFORE your latte. DO NOT put hot ingredients in a Nutribullet.
I frequently stalk the local Goodwill store and thrift shops for things to reuse and repurpose, including glasses or dishes for my food and drink creations. I found this set of glasses at Goodwill, and had to make a healthy, alcohol free, drink to highlight their beauty.
I am now loving bowls. Breakfast bowls, lunch bowls, dinner bowls, dessert bowls. All the bowls. It is a neat way to combine many healthy foods into a delicious and nutritious (which are both essential…must be delicious and good for you) meal. For breakfast, I whipped up this chocolate chia pudding bowl, which starts with the amazing goodness of chia and adds a little decadent chocolate. Hey, adding decadent does not take away any of the nutritional value of the bowl. I add a little yogurt for protein, some favorite fruits and toppings, and this beauty emerged.
If you are craving a burger, and want to try something that is new and completely fulfilling, you must give quinoa burgers a shot. The quinoa, beans, chia and flax seed pack an abundance of protein and fiber, as well as other nutrients. The chipotle seasoning and sauce give the burger a tangy hot and spicy flavor that will make you forget that it is so healthy. To keep it gluten free, we added grilled portobello mushrooms for the bun, and built our burger with avocado and carmelized onions. Yum, is all I can say, but judge for yourself. Read more…