Friday, November 20th.
This morning I actually got my butt out of bed when my alarm went off at 7am. Or rather, after snuggling 2 minutes more. Not bad. And I went on a run. Go me!
To be honest, it was really more of a jog; I call it a power hour. My pace starts off strong at the beginning, and then... slowly... loses... steam... until it is all I can do to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Over the summer it had been my plan to do this power hour every Friday morning, and I did... mostly. With the start of the school year, I have slacked off on this routine entirely. I think I'm going to try to keep it up from now on. Hold me to it!
Anyways, when I crossed the home stretch and reached my driveway at long last, at 8:15am, I was absolutely starving!
Thank goodness I had made this chia pudding for my breakfast the night before...
- Red Berry Chia Pudding -
I have only made chia pudding once, and it was a bad experience. It did not receive nearly as much enthusiasm as the overnight oats did (see previous post). I found them gummy, and lacking utterly in the flavor department.
Yet, I decided to give this recipe a try. Maybe this would be different?
I actually have been procrastinating terribly on making this recipe. It needed to be prepped the night before, and involved using a food processor to combine everything—which meant cleaning afterwards. Each evening I was dragging my feet and did not want at all to put in any effort and prep this recipe.
I finally did it on Thursday. It really was very easy. I don't know why I was making it seem like such a laborious process. And just like overnight oats, the great thing about chia pudding is that you don't have to do ANYTHING in the morning!!
This recipe made two servings. Very small servings, as you can see.
I took her tip, and turned mine into a little parfait. With some of the pudding, then some coconut yogurt, and some of her Maple and Walnut Granola. Yes, I made a special batch of that granola just for this! Also because it is delicious :). This was my second time making it (see recipe #19 post).
How did the chia pudding turn out?
The frozen blackberries, cardamom, and lemon, lended a wonderful flavor to it. It definitely wasn't boring, though still a bit gummy-like. But that could be overlooked in this case. It was delicious as a parfait.
Looking at the tiny glass, filled up but halfway, I thought no way was this going to fill me up. I felt pretty darn full after eating this. Fullness did take take a couple minutes to settle in though.
This recipe seems more suited to spring and summer, so I don't really know why I was set on making it now, but I'll have a lot more chances to make it again.
Good to know that chia pudding can actually be good.