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Chia Pudding - I am Addicted

My second child is almost 6 months old, I am 37 pounds down, still 13 to go, give or take. I feel like I am almost there but not quite. Still I think I came a long ways specially because I just had my first 4 hour of straight sleep last night after 7 months (2 still pregnant and 5 after the baby). So, yeah, exhaustion doesn't go well with exercise next morning. No matter what someone who hasn't had a child tells you!

For this final stretch I realized I needed to make some changes in terms of food. All to function better, to have more energy and to feel lighter in general. So, I don't drink "milk milk" anymore (only Lactofree "milk", or almond or coconut). I still eat dairy but in moderation. I still eat butter but only goats which is easier to digest. I am having lots of salads, trying to drink lots of juices and smoothies I make myself AND eating chia pudding. Really eating chia pudding. I don't know what it is but I find it delicious, it kills my need for sweets, leaving me satisfied and happy.

 

My Mango and Coconut chia pudding :) 

My Mango and Coconut chia pudding :) 

Chia pudding is one of the easiest things to make. You have the ingredients, mix them together for five minutes and put it in the fridge overnight.  I have two recipes so far. I am sure many more will come! 

Mango and Coconut Chia Pudding

4 tablespoons of chia

1 cup of coconut milk (no sugar) 

1/2 cup of almond milk (unsweetened) 

1 cup sliced mangos 

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

1 teaspoon honey

Mix it all together for five minutes and keep it in the fridge for at least 4 hours before eating. Add more honey or extra mango slices if you want! 

 

Basic Vanilla Chia Pudding

4 tablespoons of chia

250-280 ml of almond milk (unsweetened) 

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

Mix it all together for five minutes and keep it in the fridge for at least 4 hours before eating. Add blueberries, raisins, nuts or extra honey for a punch.

Once you get the amount of chia you like in it (I like mine a little runny and less stiff)  the variations are endless, and the Vanilla recipe can be a base for others. I will try a new one with banana soon! Enjoy :)