No, I'm not talking to Whitney.
Life is busy and I can get in a rut making the same green smoothie for breakfast every day. Sure it's healthy. But it gets boring after awhile - and I LOVE meal time (something to look forward to when I get to the old folks home one day, right?).
I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, MIND BODY GREEN, massaging it a bit to fit my personal taste and the ingredients available in my frig.
This brightly colored beauty blew away my green smoothie routine. I’m a just little obsessed with how great it tastes and how cool it looks.
BTW, it is soooo good for you too:
Beets - high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (essential for healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas).
Raw cacao - improves memory, increases your bliss, reduces heart disease, boost immunity, and create loads of energy. (you had me at - improves memory!)
Chia - packed with omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber, and even a little bit of protein.
The night before, mix the following in a mason jar (could be any container but fun to eat breakfast out of the jar the next morning) or serve to guests in town!
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup (I left out or used liquid stevia)
- 3/4 cup of almond milk
The next morning blend the ingredients below together and pour over the chia pudding, top with unsweetened coconut and enjoy.
- 1 raw beet
- 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1/2 frozen or fresh banana
- 2 tablespoons of coconut cream (I used plain kefir one day, fresh coconut meat another day, could add vanilla yogurt too)
The chocolate chia pudding thickens over night. When combined with the beet and frozen fruit, well, OMG. Such a YUMMY combo!
Try starting your day with my Morning Puddin'!