It feels like it has been forever, when in reality it has only been a short couple of weeks. It’s amazing how much you can learn and accomplish in such a short amount of time.
Throughout this break I have graduated college (finally!), did my very first juice cleanse (1 full day, with visions of 3 for the future), and found the studio where I will complete my 200 hour yoga training in the fall. And these are just the bigger events that are standing out! I have also been trying new products, reading new books, listening to new lectures (and some old), trying new recipes, and new styles of yoga and meditation.
All the while, ideas for articles kept popping up in my head. But don’t you worry, I wrote them all down.
As you can tell I have a lot to share! But this time I am pacing myself.
From now on you will see one post per week and one recipe from me. Although I love the Daily Inspiration, it gets tough to give it my whole heart and soul on a daily basis. But I think the one post per week will be a great match!
Each post will allow me to post some inspiration, share tips on how to live well, and give you a great recipe to try!
Not a bad deal right?
I hope you’re looking forward to this comeback as much as I am.
Now, as promised..The Recipe!
Vanilla Chia Pudding
What you need:
-1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, hemp, cashew, coconut)
-2-3 Tablespoons chia seeds (you’ll get a sense for how much you need as it thickens)
-1 Teaspoon all natural maple syrup
-1/2 Teaspoon all natural vanilla extract
-Sprinkle of cinnamon
-Additional toppings (berries, bananas, walnuts, almond slivers, etc.)
What you do:
Pour the cup of non-dairy milk into a bowl. Mix in the chia seeds and additional ingredients. Stir until all is well incorporated in the milk. Place it in the fridge to thicken. What happens during this time is that the chia seeds absorb the liquid and start to turn into a gelatin consistency. The longer it sits the more dense it will be. After about 15 minutes stir it again. Sometimes you can eat it at this point, but I would leave it for another 15-20. Keep stirring it at intervals though because sometimes the chia seeds get stuck at the bottom, and although that’s OK it’s not ideal.
Once it is at the thickness you like, top it with some blueberries, strawberries, or walnuts. Or you can eat it plain.
I usually make mine the night before so that it is super thick by the time I eat it for breakfast.
This snack is perfect for when you need to be satisfied and energized. Chia seeds are great for creating lasting energy as well as holding onto water (in a good way that keeps you hydrated. Chia seeds are also known for giving people leaner physiques. Did you know summer is right around the corner? This would be the perfect snack to sneak in the cooler during a beach or pool day. Cool, refreshing, and satisfying!