Yesterday I discovered coconut cream. I actually bought it months ago at a health food store (I shouldn’t be left alone in a health food store, there are so many things I want to try! I feel like they on purpose put everything good right at my eye level. It’s bad.). Anyway, naturally I was immensely pleased with my purchase and proceeded to put it in my cupboard and not think about it again until yesterday when I caught a glimpse of the back of my cupboard for the first time since I moved here.
Big news – I decided to branch out from my usual chia pudding recipe for breakfast this morning (I’m really living life to the fullest).
I usually like my smoothies with all “real food” ingredients, but when my fridge is looking particularly desolate I reach for the protein powder. I like whey isolate because it makes your smoothie creamy. So creamy, in fact, that I tend to sub water for my usual almond milk (also when my fridge is empty, I have no almond milk). 20g protein plus berries, spinach & chia – the week is off to a good start!
Hands up anyone who has seen a million recipes for chia pudding but still hasn’t made it. Today is the day. Inspired by a recipe from Deliciously Ella’s cookbook, and several others from around the web, this will keep you satisfied until lunch. I actually find if I’m eating breakfast too late, I can’t have it or else it will throw off my whole eating schedule because I won’t want lunch until its almost dinner. It doesn’t make me feel super FULL, just really satisfied. Its weird. But in a good way. If you put it in a transportable container, you can just grab it and go in the morning.
Sarah Brighton over at My New Roots has got it going on. I was initially introduced to her blog by a friend from Toronto who went to Havergal – Sarah used to be her art teacher! She’s since gone on to write for Martha Stewart’s Meatless Monday, has an amazing blog and cookbook and advocates for a healthy, plant based diet. If you haven’t heard of her Life Changing Loaf of Bread yet – you’re probably going to want to make it, with or without my customizations.
What do these two smoothies have in common? They taste the exact same. One with spinach, one without. Just put it in!
This is a smoothie I’ve been making regularly. It takes next to no time and tastes great. Continue reading Blueberry Almond Chia Smoothie