1.13.2012

Salads galore + chia pudding

I've been eating 2ish salads a day, and wow have they been delicious.  Lettuce is my favorite salad green in the winter- In the summer I use a lot of local kale and mixed salad greens, and in the fall I absolutely live off local spinach.

Lettuce, various veggies, sprouted chickpeas, avocado, ginger/garlic/sesame seed/nama shoyu/apple cider vinegar/salt/pepper/hemp oil dressing.

Lettuce, veggies, hemp seeds, olive oil vinaigrette. 

Lettuce, veggies, garlic sauerkraut, hemp oil vinaigrette.


SUPER delish.  Today, after yoga class and going for a run, I wanted something full of good fats and sweet without being a sugar-bomb.  So I made chia pudding!  The recipe goes (something) like this:
  • 1 young coconut, meat and water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1 tbs. vanilla extract
  • 9 drops stevia
  • 1/4-1/2 cup carob powder, according to taste
  • 2 tbs. cacao butter, melted
  • frozen pitted sweet cherries (opt)
First, open the coconut (instructions) and pour the coconut water and water into the blender:





 
Then scoop out the meat and add it to the blender:


Then blend the meat and water, and add the chia seeds.  Let sit for 5-7 minutes.  Add vanilla and stevia and blend again:


Add the carob and cacao butter and blend it until completely combined.  Pour out into a bowl and top with cherries (optional).  Enjoy BLISS OUT!


I was clearly very happy with this creation.  (Credit: Camille)

Tonight I'm getting all dressed up to go see live comedy at the Bushnell in Hartford with Claire, Grace (Claire's sister), Camille (my sister) and my mother.  It was a Christmas present from my mother to the four of us.  I'm very excited!  Life is so, so great.  Simple pleasures are all OVER the place!

In gratitude-
Mada

2 comments:

  1. UM HELLO AWESOME BLOG SLASH SALAD PHOTO.....

    :D

    Need to catch up on all your posts :) Thank you for following me.

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    1. Haha! Glad you enjoyed! :)

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