On Sunday evening I had prepared a batch of amazing Orange Cardamom Chia Parfait (or, at least the chia pudding part, with the plan to add fresh fruit in the mornings) for my Monday and Tuesday morning breakfasts.
Good intentions often die hard around here and I flew out of the house this Tuesday morning with no time to eat breakfast. I worked like the pack mule I am (self pitying pack mule, at that), then went to the gym to do my Xena, Warrior Princess! thing, then went home.
So there I was, at the end of a long day, needing nourishment but too tired to prepare anything time consuming. I opened the fridge and YAY! The Orange Cardamom Chia ‘pudding’ was there for the eating.
This is one of my all-time favourite chia puddings. It’s fresh and unique in its flavour and offers a nice change from the usually offered vanilla or chocolate recipes.
When making the pudding, I tend to use whatever nut milk I have on hand rather than being faithful to the coconut milk that the recipe calls for.
But did I stop there? I could have, with the wonderful protein boost of the chia being perfect right after a workout, but nooooo……
Recipe Two! My post-gym improvisation. I have no idea what to name it, but it deserves its own title, that’s for sure…
No-Name Impromptu Post-Gym Smoothie! (Is that name too long? I’ll have to think about it….)
- Half of the Orange Cardamom Chia parfait receipe (just the pudding part, obviously – up to the Cardamom on the list of ingredients)
- 1 measure of green powder (sea veg, micro greens, whatever you use)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (raw if you have it, but whatever you use is juuuuust fine)
- Half cup blueberries
- 1 Tblsp coconut oil
- 1 cup nut milk (I used cashew)
Blend! Positively inhale!
To say this was tasty would be a gross understatement. I was in smoothie heaven (it’s nice there). Consider this a malleable recipe, replacing the type of non-dairy milk or blueberries with your preferences. The nutritional essentials are present with the chia, protein powder, green powder and coconut oil – the rest is up to you!
Enjoy and talk to you soon. Summer is around the corner and I’m excited about the bounty the season brings. I’ll try to have lots to share!