Happy Friday and happy February friends!
I honestly cannot believe that January has come and gone, but that just means that I am 1 month closer to getting married 😉
Yesterday’s breakfast was something delicious that I kind of forgot about and I haven’t had it in over a year! Brian and I did not go grocery shopping this week so we have been “scrounging” for meal ideas.
Luckily, I had the few ingredients needed to make some chia seed pudding for breakfast.
I honestly forgot how much I love the tapioca-like texture of this stuff!! This breakfast was easy, simple, and packed full of nutrients. Another benefit, it kept me full until lunch. <—that in itself is reason enough to eat this breakfast way more often!
Chia Seed Pudding
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 6-8 drops of liquid stevia
- Additional Topping Options: banana, peanut butter, strawberries, granola for some crunch, anything you want! (I added banana and peanut butter)
All that you have to do for this magic pudding is combine the chia seeds with the almond milk, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Then, allow the mixture to sit overnight. The chia seeds will then absorb the almond milk and form a gel-like, thick consistency…or “pudding.”
I think it’s delicious, so it may sound like a weird dish, but don’t knock it until you give it a try!
Since Brian and I have not gone grocery shopping, I was very please to see this package when I arrived home from work.
The kind people at Chobani sent me a giant package with samples of some of their newest flavors. I can’t wait to dig in to try them! They even sent me a special Chobani spoon for my yogurt eating.
Two of their newest Greek yogurt flavors are 2% Banana and 0% Pear. I used the Banana in my overnight oats for breakfast this morning, so I was able to sneak a bite as I was putting them together last night and it was gooood!! I can’t wait to try the pear.
For my fitness friends!
Clare of Fitting it All In is hosting a challenge that promotes the importance of stretching and incorporating it into the weekly workout routine. The challenge is from February 3- March 2 and the goal is to complete 60 minutes of stretching each week. The great thing is that you can complete the 60 minutes of stretching in any increment that you want. For example, it can be completed during a 60 minute yoga class or 5 minutes of stretching when you wake up and before you go to bed 6 days each week. It is totally up to you and your schedule.
There will be awesome prizes each week as well! To read more about the challenge and details about sign-up, check out Clare’s post.
I plan on signing up for it this Sunday (I tried to sign up before and I don’t think you can sign up before the start date) and I just wanted to help spread the word just in case anyone else needed a little motivation to get their stretch on!
I hope you all have a great first day of February!