Chia Seed Pudding

Sunday already?! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. This weekend just cruised by (although they all do, don’t they?).

Today I’m talking about this delicious Chia Seed Pudding. Yes, it is amazing!

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But first, a little more on the weekend…

Friday night we went out to dinner with some of the fiancé’s friends and their wives. Two of the gals are pregnant (and due this summer!) so it was fun to see them and chat about their upcoming little ones. We had a few beers (cider for me!), watched the Blackhawks game (although let me be clear, the fiancé and I are Wild fans), and then there was a live band that came on later in the night. It was a band I had never heard of, but they were actually pretty good! Two girls playing a mix of classic and contemporary country. Although the fiancé is not a huge fan, I grew up loving country. It was fun to jam out with the girls and re-live some old country memories! :)

Last night we had a wedding in River Falls, WI. It was for two friends of mine from high school (we also went to college together). I love weddings, especially of the friends kind. It’s always great to see all of my old high school friends. We’ve got another wedding next weekend with the same group, so I’ve got that to look forward to!

Today the fiancé and I stopped at a new Mexican place in NE Minneapolis on our way back home. It’s called Pico de Gallo, and is super cute. We actually stumbled upon it by accident. We were looking to go to the Thai place next door, but it was closed. I love pleasant surprises! :)

The menu is small (like it should be if you ask me) and they have fresh juices made to order. Fresh juices! I already love this place.

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 Green juice goodness.

I ordered the enchiladas with barbacoa and a side of rice and beans. Quite tasty! This was a picture the fiancé took about half way through me devouring it. I’m not the best at remembering to take pictures when I’m enjoying a plate of deliciousness!

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So that was essentially the jist of our weekend! I made this Chia Seed Pudding on Saturday morning, and it turned out much better than I had anticipated. I have only ever had a bite of a coworker’s chia seed pudding before, and I figured I could make my own at home as well. It’s easy to make, healthy, and delicious!

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup organic plain yogurt

1/4 cup chia seeds

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 TBSP honey (more to desired sweetness)

1 tsp cinnamon (more to desired taste preference) + more for topping

1 banana, sliced (for topping)

Directions:  

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients (except banana) and stir to combine.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or longer (a lot of people put this together at night, and then refrigerate until morning).

Top with sliced banana and extra cinnamon.

Note:

I only kept this in the fridge for about 30 minutes. The chia seeds still had a little crunch to them, but I was ok with that! The result was a creamy, hearty, and delicious Chia Seed Pudding. Top with a sliced banana and cinnamon, or feel free to come up with your own unique toppings!

Enjoy!

 

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Tonight I made it to hot yoga, and it felt amazing. It totally kicked my butt though! The yoga teacher left us with a quote by Malcom X. Although I can’t remember it exactly, it goes something like “Do not judge anyone, for there was a time when you didn’t know what you know now”. A good reminder that everyone is on a journey. Even those who cut us off in traffic, or are rude to us. It was a good thought to end my weekend with. :)

Welp, that’s it. Have a great week everyone! And feel free to leave me a comment below – I love hearing from you!

Real Recipe: Chia Seed Pudding
Serves: 2
 
Creamy Chia Seed Pudding. Easy to make, delicious, and healthy!
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup organic plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP honey (more to desired sweetness)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (more to desired taste preference) + more for topping
  • 1 banana, sliced
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or longer (a lot of people put this together at night, and then refrigerate until morning). I only kept it in the fridge for about 30 minutes. The chia seeds still had a little crunch to them, but I was ok with that!

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