6 Jan 2013

cinnamon chia pudding with banana, dates & almond butter


This was what I had for breakfast this morning after finishing my short juice fast last night (I had raw zucchini noodles with kale pesto) because chia is a great cleaning food. Its soluble fire gels up when stirred with water and when you eat it, it literally goes through your digestive system soaking up toxins and junk you don't want in there. Think of it as a sponge. But then that's not very appetizing... hmm. A yummy sponge? No, never mind.

Anyways - it's delicious and SUPER nutritious. It is one of the most nutrient-dense seeds on the planet as a matter o' fact. Just look it up on the world wide interweb and see for yourself! Make it anytime of the day for a filling snack or meal.


cheery chia bowl: serves one

2 tablespoons chia seeds mixed with 1/4 cup water
1 sliced banana
Small handful each of pumpkin seeds, goji berries and hemp seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maple syrup/raw honey/other sweetener
3 pitted, sliced dates
1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)

The chia seeds and water should make a gel-like substance after sitting for a few minutes. Add in the all the other ingredients - and whatever else you like - and enjoy!