What do chia, nettles and banana mash all have in common? Well darling read on for some scrumptious recipes and a surprisingly goopey ending!
Lately I have had a couple obsessions. In the way of gastronomy there are two things that can get my heart racing with anticipation. Firstly, is my chia seed pudding and secondly is my nettle infusion drink. Okay, so you might not be dancing in your pants at the thought of drinking a nettle infusion, but I KNOW this Chia seed dish will do the trick.
Rightly named so! If anyone dare to try a morsel from your bowl you will have a best mate for life!
½ C chia seeds
2 C coconut milk (although not ideal you can use tinned if you can’t make it fresh)
1 tsp vanilla
agave or maple syrup to taste
1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice
Mix the above ingredients together, cover and place in the fridge for 10+ minutes. Then decorate with anything that gets you kicking in your knickers! My favorite combination is 2 fresh figs, a handful of fresh raspberries and a handful of small chunked raw fudge.
¾ C coconut butter, melted
¾ C cacao butter, melted
¾ C pumpkin seeds, ground to powder
1 C lucuma powder
1 C mesquite powder
3 tbsp agave or maple syrup
Blend melted butters together. Re-blend with remaining ingredients. Spread into a glass dish or mold. Place in fridge for two hours or until set.
This fudge will treat any sweet tooth kindly and your body will love all the healing ingredients. By the way, pumpkin seeds are great for keeping your man’s swimmers strong and healthy!
(Please note my fudge is a spin-off of Kate Magic’s Camu Believe It.)
Needing Nettle Infusion
1 C (1 oz by weight) dried nettle leaves
1 quart water
This is super easy to make. If it tastes too green add a splash of lemon and a drizzle of agave, honey or maple syrup. I can’t think of a better way to throw absorbable calcium and iron into the body. Drink, gulp, slurp and if you have any left-over I’ll pop round for a cuppa!
And before I go I just had to share this with you. Last week my doorbell rang. I opened the door to see two ladies on my step (and no they weren’t selling anything or trying to convert me). Now believe it or not the first thing they said to me was “Is your mom home.” As you can imagine I was a bit shell shocked and I stood there for what felt like an eternity before answering that I indeed was the mommy.
The ladies where incredibly apologetic for the misunderstanding, but quite frankly I just wanted to hug them both! I am still totally smitten, especially as I received the compliment on the eve of my 30th birthday month!
Now what I haven’t told you is that two hours before they arrived at my door I had smooshed banana and rhassoul clay all over my face. I definitely looked like some kind of ghoul, but it must have done the trick! So the moral of the story is before you knock on my front door for Chummy Chia Pudding and a cuppa nettle infusion make sure it isn’t my squashed banana facial day.