Chia is Back!  It’s now my BEST Breakfast!

Chia is Back! It’s now my BEST Breakfast!

Chia is BACK!  Not as a "chai pet" but as chia porridge!  I love this simple breakfast that can be made the night before and it's easy to transport.  Read below about all the amazing benefits of adding chia to your diet. Chia Porridge 3 Tablespoons chia seeds 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk (DIY – Almond Milk: http://tinyurl.com/mus2kgu)(DIY Coconut Milk:http://tinyurl.com/l4do4jv) 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (optional) Handful of chopped walnuts Handful of raisins (blueberries, raspberries too) Cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 1 teaspoon vanilla Honey or maple syrup or stevia to taste Directions:  Stir chia seeds into milk into bowl or pint jar. (I like to use a pint jar because I lid it and store in the fridge)  Stir for 10 seconds.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.  Adjust seasonings/sweetener to taste.  Let set for 10 minutes or more before eating.   You can make this up the night before and its ready to eat in the morning.  You can easily take this on the road too.  Options to add:  cardamom, nutmeg, almonds, goji berries, cranberries, cashews. Enjoy!   Chia seeds are “super” because, like superfruits, they deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories. These tiny little seeds pack a big nutritional punch. They have several of the same benefits as the more well-known “super seed” flax, but unlike flax seed, you don’t need to grind them to reap the health benefits.  The nutritional benefits of Chia include: Dietary Fiber Nearly 11 grams per ounce. That’s about 42% of your recommended daily value in one single ounce. The typical American diet is dramatically lacking in fiber; while the...
Amazing 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes (Gluten free – Sugar free)

Amazing 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes (Gluten free – Sugar free)

A friend told me about this so simple recipe.  It's all over the internet so I'm not sure who to give the credit to.  These are the BEST and so simple.  I can't wait to top them with fresh, local strawberries and blueberries. 2 ingredients: 2 eggs 1 banana Blend together with mixer or food processor.  A cinch!  For fun add a sprinkle of sea salt, sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. They taste like banana bread!    2 ways to cook: Stove top:  Medium high griddle.  Cook them in a little melted coconut oil.  Smaller pancakes are easier to flip. Oven:  350 degrees.  Melt about 1 T. coconut oil in round pan or skillet.  Add batter and bake for 20- 25 minutes. Use hot maple syrup or hot honey with cinnamon for toppings.  Add berries for real treat. Simple Snacks kids will love:  spread peanut butter or almond butter over the pancake and roll them...