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Chocolate & PB Chia Pudding



The sun is out, I spent the morning sitting in my backyard soaking up some luscious rays before work today. What a way to spend the morning! Who needs to rush in the morning? Wake up slow, take it easy.


This is a make-ahead breakfast and who doesn’t love that? Throw a bunch of stuff into a mason jar, shake it up before you go to bed and VOILA chia pudding. What.. okay.. if you insist…


It almost tastes like chocolate & peanut butter mousse. But.. for breakfast?! Is this real life? Heaven? All I know is that this is a chocolate peanut butter explosion and it’s healthy. Uhh..


Not only are chia seeds delicious, but they have a whole lot of health benefits. Chalk full of fibre and omega 3’s, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and protein. I recently learned that chia seeds contain tryptophan… the amino acid found in Turkey! Not only is that responsible for the urge to nap, but it also can regulate¬†mood and appetite. They also have cholesterol lowering properties. So.. why are you not eating chia seeds? TELL ME!


3 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Raw Cacao
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Unsweetened dessicated coconute, dates, blueberries (for topping)

1. In a jar or container, mix all ingredients (except for toppings) and shake it up! Make sure it is all incorporated.
2. Put in the fridge overnight!
3. Wake up and eat your chocolate chia goodness.


Apple Cinnamon Almond Steel Cut Oats


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Just a quick recipe to jump start the fall weather. There isn’t anything much better than a warm, sweet, hearty breakfast when the rain is falling and the leaves begin to turn (sorry for the cheesy start, but it is just so true).

1 packet instant steel cut oats (President’s choice makes an excellent one)
1 tbsp (collectively) hemp seeds, buckwheat groats, and chia seeds
1 tbsp chunky almond butter
1/2 an apple, cut into small bite sized cubes
1 tsp cinnamon
almonds, roughly chopped
1 tbsp raisins, soaked in hot water to soften
3 medjool dates, roughly chopped
maple syrup

1. Put oats, chia/hemp/buckwheat, cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl. Add water (add packet describes) and prepare as necessary.
2. Stir in almond butter.
3. Top with chopped almonds, raisins, dates, apples, maple syrup and additional cinnamon.