You know what is really weird?
My parents have been married since they were eighteen (while my mom was eighteen and my dad was twenty-one) and not one of their seven kids are even close to being married. I just asked my nineteen year old brother and three of his friends (sorry for those awkward conversations guys) if they had a serious girlfriend. Not one of them did – let alone a girlfriend at all. I have not a clue why I was thinking of this topic, but I just think it’s funny how different things seem to be. I think my mom would say that it wasn’t really typical then either, and apparently neither of my grandparents were too excited to see them get married at such a young age.
Actually, I was probably thinking about this topic because my parents 30th wedding anniversary was last week, but we didn’t really get around to celebrating it until my mom’s birthday on Sunday. It just got me thinking how freaking crazy they where to get married so young. And how it’s a miracle they are still together. Really, I could not even imagine being married at twenty-one, and by then my mom had two kids.
I find this rather INSANE.
And now you probably find me rather insane for talking about such a random topic. Sorry, but I like randomness. In fact I am pretty sure I have been freaking my brother out with my latest texts…pretty sure he is wondering what the heck is wrong with me. I know the “do you have a girlfriend?” text really had to have freaked him out, I don’t usually ask those questions.
I have to say though, I’m sort of having fun messing with him. I’m telling ya, living on my own has made me a whole new and exciting person. Ok, while not really that exciting, I spent my Friday night placing a Williams-Sonoma order, but hey, baby steps.
ANYWAY, let’s talk about this coconut almond cream chia pudding.
I know this whole chia seed pudding concept may not be anything new for some of you guys, but I’m just now discovering it’s textured deliciousness. I knew chia seeds where magical little seeds, but whoa! I never knew that chia pudding could be so simple and tasty. All you really need is some type of milk and chia seeds and you’ll end up with a pretty good pudding. I of course added a little vanilla to mine, and some honey to sweeten things up a bit, but the flavor combos are endless!
Today I just went super easy and classic – fruits, nuts and seeds. I am really trying to keep recipes simple and not to fill them with a list of long crazy ingredients and flavors. I’m sure you have noticed, but I sort of like to keep building upon flavors and textures until I can’t go anymore. It’s mostly because I can’t make decisions on which ingredients I want to use, so instead I just use them all (assuming they taste good of course). It’s kind of an issue sometimes, but not today, today I went so simple!
Come on, can I get a high-five or something?
Ok, an invisible one will do.
In keeping with this whole healthy January thing, I thought this chia pudding would be perfect for today. There is nothing NOT healthy about this, and everything about this is so good, and I know I say this all the time, but it’s true.
This pudding is thick and creamy just like any other pudding, only you get to eat it for breakfast, dessert or snack. Gotta love that!
And you can totally top these with whatever you want. I just went with my favorite combos.
Coconut Almond Cream Chia Pudding with Superfoods + Dark Chocolate.
Servings: 4 Parfaits
Calories Per Serving: 397 kcal
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- In a bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, almond milk, chia seeds, honey, vanilla and salt. Cover and place in the fridge for two hours or overnight. The next morning, spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or glasses. Top with sliced bananas, mangos, coconut, hemp seeds and pistachios, sprinkle with chocolate and drizzle with melted almond butter if desired.
Now let’s eat some pudding, please!