Chia Pudding

I love love love Chia Pudding! It is perfect to mix with your favorite fruit, nuts or just eat alone. Sometimes I even throw in a little cocoa powder to get my chocolate fix! It keeps nicely in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, so I typically enjoy it as my sweet treat at night all week.

Chia seeds are high in quality protein – significantly higher than other plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce cravings.

Chia seeds can seem expensive. However, you can buy them in the bulk section at your local health food store like Earth Fare ($13.99/lb) – 1 lb of chia seeds goes a long way! There are many places to buy chia seeds online, but I really encourage you to support your local health food store – vote with your dollars to keep them in business!

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Chia Pudding

1 (13.5oz) can full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp. honey (or more to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge overnight.
*This will seem very liquidy, but it will thicken overnight.

Freezer Fudge!

I love peanut butter. On a spoon, in a protein shake, in a cookie, in a brownie….you get the picture. This time, I added it to a bunch of other tastey ingredients to make what I call freezer fudge.

So what kind of peanut butter should you choose? You definitely don’t have to take my word for it, but I choose organic in an effort to avoid GMOs. Peanuts are one of the most genetically modified crops out there, so by choosing organic, you’re likely avoiding GMOs in your peanut butter. I usually pick up the kind that we grind fresh in our store, so that it is made from raw organic peanuts and nothing else – that’s right, no salt or sugar in there!

So, let’s talk fudge…

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1/2 cup organic peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1/4 cup honey, raw
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened

In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over low to medium heat. Add the peanut butter and stir until smooth, then add the chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Now, add the honey and vanilla extract and stir. Add coconut and stir.

In a small glass dish or bread pan, pour the fudge. Freeze for 1-2 hours until hardened. Once you’re ready to eat it, just cut it into square with a knife. Enjoy!