Jul 26, 2014

Chia Breakfast Pudding

If you want a quick, power-packed breakfast, this simple pudding allows for lots of variation.

2 T Chia seed
1 cup liquid (we like milk or a milk alternative)
2 T chopped nuts and seeds (we keep a container of chopped nuts in the fridge and grind flax)
1 T maple syrup or other sweetener (I try to use extra fruits so i don't need this, or stevia, but it tastes best with maple)
Handful of fruits (I love blueberries or raspberries and grapes, plus shredded coconut)
Optional toppings (we use wheat germ, wheat grass or alfalfa powder as a multivitamin alternative)

Just put all together and let sit five minutes for the chia seeds to thicken the milk into a pudding. 
You can make this the night before, but it is so fast and easy there isn't really a need. Although some people soak their oats the night before and then put the chia in the morning to make their oatmeal (hot or cold). So you could try that.

Jul 17, 2014

Bohemian Medley - Cereal

We love to eat this because it's so light and healthy. It's not a hard fast recipe, but flexible. And It is our cereal replacement.

grated apple
chopped nuts
seeds (optional...we just add a little ground flax or something)
granola (optional: or sweetened, cooked quinoa)
berries (raspberries are my favorite)
applesauce (optional)

My husband likes this without applesauce, but I think it's a little dry without it. But he loves granola.
You don't need granola. I typically don't add it in. The nuts and shredded apple make this.
If I do add cooked quinoa, I put in maple syrup. And I process the chopped nuts one day and keep them in a pourable container in my fridge for that week.

It'a also nice that different family members mix in however much they want of each into their own bowl...like a build you own cereal. I don't know why we call it Bohemian Medley...we just made it up because someone once called our kitchen table style bohemian-ish.

Jul 9, 2014

Fruit Slushy

3/4 c. water
1 lemon, peeled and quartered
1 t. lemon zest (I don't always use this)
1/4 tsp. stevia (or 1/4 c sweetener of choice)
2 c. ice cubes

This tastes like a lemonade slushy. If you swap out some ice for frozen strawberries, it tastes like strawberry lemonade slushy. It may get thick. 
Also, you can swap out the lemon for watermelon instead....or try other variations.