Posts tagged ‘chia seeds’

January 9, 2014

What’s Always In My Pantry

I won’t lie and say I don’t have a superfood addiction, since my collection has grown quite a bit in the last year, but I use them sparingly and they will last me a while to come.  Here is what is always in my pantry for quick meals, smoothie garnishes, snacks and the like.

1. Rolled oats or instant oatmeal packets from Nature’s Path (Rolled oats add a delicious texture to all things baked and of the cookie variety, and I usually eat a packet of instant oatmeal in the mornings as a supplement to my green smoothies since they alone do not keep me full)

2. Chia seeds (little protein superstars they are, I add them to instant oatmeal for a balanced fiber and protein filled breakfast or snack)

3. Bee Pollen (a complete protein found in nature, I add this to yogurt with some honey)

4. Raw Honey

5. Assorted teas (self proclaimed tea freak)

6. Rosehips for rosehip tea (great source of Vitamin C)

7. Cacao Powder

8. Kale Chips (I like some brands I see in stores but making your own is the best practice)

9. Black corn tortilla chips

10. Quinoa

11. Brown Rice

12. Lentils

13. Black beans

14. Apple Cider Vinegar

15. Coconut oil

16. Nuritional Yeast

17. Almonds, cashews

18. Dark chocolate

July 22, 2013

8 of the Most Nutrient Dense Foods on Earth

July 22, 2013

Protein in Plants

July 2, 2013

Tropical Mango Chia Seed Pudding

Reminds me of a tropical island somewhere, even if I am still just in an over air conditioned office.


1/2 cup mango puree (mango blended in a blender)

1/2 cup pineapple chunks

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk/rice milk

 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut


Mix all ingredients together in a glass jar and let sit overnight or 4 hours if you are in a pinch. Enjoy!




July 1, 2013

Blueberry Kale Superfood Smoothie

A perfect workout drink or green smoothie to power through your morning. With fun superfoods like cocao powder and ground flaxseed and coconut oil, you will be sipping goodness in no time. Feel free to sub for whatever milk you desire but if you are using sweetened nut milks, the smoothie may be too sweet since the pineapple and blueberries add a nice sweetness.


1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil, melted **

1 cup kale, finely chopped, tough stems removed

1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

1 teaspoon ground flaxeed

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 cup unsweetened rice milk

2 pineapple rings, chopped, or 1/2 cup frozen pineapple


Blend until all ingredients are mixed well.

** You may want to omit this if you are trying to lose weight. I personally have not noticed weight gain from coconut oil and it is a dose of heart healthy fats, but I have read that it is a high calorie food that may not be suited for everyone.



February 10, 2013

Vanilla Strawberry Green Smoothie

Delicious and you can make it in ten minutes. Perfect for those days that you are running behind and still want to eat a great breakfast. That is one of my unbreakable rules, I never ever skip breakfast.


5 strawberries, diced

2 handfuls baby spinach leaves

1/2 banana, diced

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

1 cup coconut water

1 tablespoon Chia Seeds


Blend all ingredients until smooth!

February 1, 2013

Blueberry Pineapple Green Smoothie

This is hands down one of my favorite breakfast smoothies, I have had it for the last three days. I think I saw a pin on Pinterest about how good blueberries and pineapples are together and I had to try it for myself. This is delicious! The coconut water adds a great, refreshing taste and the color is a pretty indigo.


1 cup baby spinach leaves

2 pineapple rings (I used canned because it’s easier and I like the juice)

1/4 cup pineapple juice

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons unsweetened soymilk

1 cup coconut water

1 tablespoon raw almond butter


Blend and enjoy!


January 4, 2013

Clementine Cream Dream Smoothie

Get all that delicious creaminess in a protein packed bottle!


 2 clementines

1 cup soy milk, vanilla

2 canned pineapple rings, chopped

1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt

1/2 cup spinach

2 teaspoons chia seeds


Blend and enjoy!

January 3, 2013

Sweet Potato Chia Cinnamon Mash

I am in this sweet potato and cinnamon obsession phase lately, but I don’t hate it! I have been experimenting with some new recipes and this is one of my favorite ones, so give it a try and tell me what you think!


1 small sweet potato, steamed

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup vanilla soymilk


Mash everything together and serve hot! Add more soy milk if it is too thick.

December 24, 2012

Greek Yogurt Raspberry Smoothie

I love raspberries and a good smoothie. This is a great smoothie for the morning or after a workout. I have switched from flavored Greek yogurts to just plain and adding my own toppings to it or incorporating my own sweeteners because some yogurts are pumped with the sweet stuff. I add chia seeds for extra protein and fiber.


1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries

1/2 banana

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 cup spinach

1 container plain greek nonfat yogurt

1 teaspoon honey


Blend everything together and serve immediately.