Super Simple and Fast Chia Pudding

I always love Chia and the kiddos adore it! Such a great breakfast or snack! I normally get a little fancier with the recipes (here are a few of them that I have made Chia Seed Pudding, Sweet Double Coconut Chia Pudding, Holiday Chia Pudding, and Banana Date Chia Pudding.) but this one is still super good and really fast and easy to make šŸ™‚ Love that too!

Super Simple and Fast Chia Pudding
1 cup chia seeds
3 cups nut milk, coconut milk, or hemp milk
3 to 5 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 /4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt

Place the chia seeds, vegan milk, agave, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and stir well with a fork, so there are no clumps and all the chia seeds are coated in milk. Let this sit at room temperature for 10 and stir again. Then cover and refrigerate. This pudding will keep well in the refrigerator for days.

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Yummy Protein Goo Ball Bites

I have been doing my best to get as much protein as possible lately. (Thank goodness forĀ Brendan Brazier’s Vega Bars!) I have made many versions of this snack throughout my life, but never added protein powder before and it really was such a perfect addition! I made both vanilla and chocolate versions to enjoy šŸ™‚ Awesome!

These were so super fast to whip up and even faster to eat haha so make sure you make some extra for the perfect on the go snacks.

Yummy Protein Goo Ball Bites

Chocolate Version

1 scoop chocolate protein powder (as I mentioned above – I loveĀ Brendan Brazier’s products from Vega and hisĀ Shake & Go Smoothie ChocolateĀ is amazing!!!!)
2 tablespoons Artisana coconut butterĀ (this is the best stuff ever!)
2 teaspoons honey or agave
1 heaping teaspoon organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup light coconut milk

Vanilla Version

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my absolute favorite vanilla powder –Ā Life Time Lifes Basics Plant Protein)
2 tablespoonsĀ Artisana coconut butter
2 teaspoons honey or agave
1 heaping teaspoon organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup light coconut milk

Combine all ingredients. You might need a little more protein powder or coconut if too wet or some coconut milk if too dry. Roll into balls in your hands.

Optional add ons:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Extra shredded coconut

Melt chocolate over a double boiler and dip the bites in the bowl. Then sprinkle coconut over and freeze until firm.

Chia Seeds Giveaway!!

So fabulous!! You all know how much I LOVE chia!!! It has so many amazing benefits! I am so excited to announce that the folks over at Chia Seeds Direct are hosting a give-away for my Fabulous readers! They have generously offered one of my lucky readers a 2-lb bag of chia seeds! Chia Seeds Direct offers a variety of chia seeds at great prices and FREE shipping in the US.

Here you can download a free 16 page booklet on chia seeds, chia seeds benefits and recipes. You can also check out these recipes: Oats and Chia, Mango Chia Goodness, Chia Seed Pudding, Sweet Double Coconut Chia Pudding, Holiday Chia Pudding, Superfood Smoothie and Banana Date Chia Pudding. (wow, I totally love Chia!!)

You have 3 ways to enter:

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment on this page letting me know why you want to win some chia seeds!

2. Post a link to this giveaway on your own blog, facebook, twitter, etc.

3. Comment or email me with your favorite chia seed recipes.

Winner will be randomly chosen after midnight EST on Friday April 2nd
*Only residents of the U.S. and Canada

Raw Ice Cream Trio Sundae

I love Banana Ice Cream! It is always so deelish and you can have so much fun playing around and making so many yummy flavors. Michael and I were Loving this one! Sundaes are so comforting and fun to eat. They are even more fun when they are healthy and delicious!

Pre-Topping Yummyness

Complete Sundae Love!

Raw Ice Cream Trio Sundae
2 big servings

3 frozen bananas
2-3 tablespoons nut butter (I used almond)
2 tablespoon agave nectar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
dash sea salt
2 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

toppings of your choice

  1. Start off my combining the frozen bananas,Ā  nut butter, agave nectar, vanilla and dash of sea salt in a Vita-mix, blender or food processor until well combined and smooth.
  2. Have 2 serving bowls ready and using a large ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop out 1 scoop for each bowl and set in the freezer.
  3. Next, add the frozen strawberries to the frozen banana mixture in your blender and process until well combined.
  4. Take the bowls out of the freezer and add 1 scoop of the gorgeous strawberry “ice cream” to both bowls and put back into the freezer.
  5. Add the cocoa powder to the strawberry “ice cream” and process until well combined.
  6. Take the bowls out of the freezer and add 1 scoop of the chocolateĀ  “ice cream” to both bowls and put back into the freezer to set.
  7. Feel free to eat as is or add toppings. I made a strawberry sauce out of agave and strawberries in the blender. I also used chocagave on top, yum! Use nuts, cocoa nibs, etc.
  8. DEVOUR and ENJOY šŸ™‚

Banana and avocado sweet snack

This is a super fast and easy recipe to whip up. I ate it plain for breakfast and snacks. I also made delicious sandwiches with it for lunch. I loved this so much! Raw Rob said you can also use it for a cake filling but I have not tried to yet. This may not be the prettiest of foods, but it sure was really yummy!

I told you it is not the prettiest, but it sure is tasty!!

Banana and avocado sweet snack
Recipe from Raw Rob

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 2 teaspoons mesquite meal
  • 2 teaspoons lucuma powder

Simply mash the avocado and banana with a fork, then mix in the powders.

Banana Ice Cream Love

mmmmm!! WeĀ  have been eating Banana Ice Cream for so long and I have never posted it! I am sorry not to have shared this beloved ‘secret’ recipe with everyone before!! It couldn’t be simpler (to make and ingredients) and is so delicious! For us it is super easy because we always keep a bunch of frozen bananas in the freezer to make smoothies and ice cream, so there is no planning for this fabulous dessert, ever! Since this recipe is really just bananas, you can enjoy it anytime; even for breakfast!! How great is that, Ice Cream for Breakfast! There are so many twists and additions you can make with this recipe, so have fun with it! Let me know anything else you try and love!

Banana Ice Cream

1-2 frozen bananas per person serving
any toppings or additions you want to add

So Simple! Just take the bananas and blend away in your Vita-mix, Blend-tec, blender or food processor until smooth. ENJOY šŸ™‚

Suggested Topping or Add-Ins

  • The pictures in this post, we used our beloved Agave Pecan Butter, basically making an amazing frozen version ofĀ  Chocolate-Covered Katieā€™s Banana Butter
  • Sometimes we add in Cocoa Nibs and we get amazing Chocolate Chip Ice cream
  • ChocAgave –yummy raw chocolate sauce, or just use regular chocolate syrup
  • Goji berries for a great chewy taste
  • add other berries in the mixture to change up the taste, or as a topping
  • add cocoa powder to make chocolate ice cream
  • maca, mesquite, lucuma , protein powders
  • have fun, this is such a great treat to play with

Butterscotch Smoothie

Butterscotch Smoothie anyone? OMG! This was so good! Non-green smoothies are rare in my house and normally a weekend treat. This one is perfect for a treat anytime though! SO good! Mesquite is always a great addition. If you have never had it before I would definitely suggest this sweet, butterscotch tasting powder that is made from ground mesquite pods. Check it out here.

Plus they match the wood šŸ™‚

Butterscotch Smoothie

4 large ripe bananas (I used some frozen and some ripe)
1 Ā½ cups water
4-6 dates
1 tablespoons of agave nectar
2 heaping tablespoons mesquite powder

Also the best thing about this smoothie, is you just put everything in the blender and blend away! You can add more mesquite or sweetener to taste.

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