I have a message for global warning: no one likes you. It’s October, yet I am sitting in front of two powerful fans in my summer pajamas. I’ve been ready for 67 F afternoons and fall fashion for a while, so I’d appreciate it if you could come… any day now…
All jokes aside, this never ending heat wave is starting to get on my nerves. I don’t get an actual fall in Southern California, but I’d like to pretend I’m back in Connecticut- is that too much to ask?!?! With this heat wave comes my displeasure in turning on my oven (but the sweet potato is always worth it lets be honest), and with that comes things like smoothies and chia seed puddings. Oh wait… I did that already????
I was craving both of them so I had an impulse and combined them in a jar… holy cow was this the best idea ever. I loved the constant mix of flavors, and the toppings only helped! For the seeds I used Salbachia Chia Seeds. Chia seeds are full of omega-3’s, healthy fats, and other key nutrients. They are often thought to be gross because of their gelatinous texture when mixed with liquid. However, they’re absolutely amazing, and one should never shame a food based on its texture!
Salbachia Chia Seeds make the best seeds around, hands down. The seeds are produced in South America’s finest fields, ensuring the best quality possible. Fun fact: Salbachia is the only chia seed safe for university research! I love their ground seeds, as well as their whole seeds. For this recipe, I used the whole seeds, but for things like oatmeal and smoothies, I love using the ground kind.
I think that this is my new go to combo. The berries give it a tartness, in the best way possible. Plus, when you put it in a jar, not everything will fit, which means putting the rest in a bowl. Translation: MORE FOOD. Plus, it’s in a mason jar, so it’s trendy 😉
INGREDIENTS (Serves one):
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup milk of choice (I used cashew milk- HIGHLY recommend!)
1/2 a frozen banana
1/2 a frozen peach
1 cup frozen berries
1/2 cup liquid of choice
1.) In a bowl, combine the milk and chia seeds. Mix well and store for at least ten hours in the fridge.
2.) The next day, blend up your frozen fruit and liquid. It will be thick, so be patient.
3.) In a jar, start layering the pudding and smoothie. Once at the top, add your toppings and enjoy!
*Disclamer- I was sent the seeds by Salbachia with the intention of reviewing them and creating a recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I am not being forced to say anything in this post.*
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