Chia pudding

Wow. This week has been crazy. We have been super busy! And I have LOADS to catch you guys up on. We have the loverly Matt & Ari staying with us at the moment.. Which is super fun. (More on that later!)  We have also been working, school and today I have a terrible migraine. * BOO* But there has been a ton of fun stuff which I’m looking forward to posting about BUT today.. Im doing a recipe. Why? Because I have been obsessed with it for like the whole week.. and eaten it EVERY day. Sometimes twice. I know.

So here is is. Its super easy to make. And its vegan and GF and paleo and all that fun stuff.

Get 1 can of coconut cream. Or milk. If you do milk it will be thinner. The cream makes it.. creamy;) Put it in a glass bowl. Add 5 TBS of chia seeds to the coconut and whisk. And whisk it good. Ya wanna get right into that thing with the whisk. Mix it all up. Leave it in the fridge for a few hours.. about 3+.

It will form like a gel. The chia seeds with absorb the coconut and get fat. Mix it around again. And make sure it nice and together. Once it gel like and kinda together pull it out, top it with fruit. (I love doing frozen raspberries) and scoff the lot.

No but really. You will. Its divine.

I do love chia in gereral too. I add it to tons. Granola, smoothies, breads, everything. Its awesome. If you have any recipes you like that have chia, share them below! I love to hear them:) Let me know your thoughts! Happy chia making!

Love,

New Little *Chia-crazy* Wife

Banana Bread

Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like bananas. And never have. Ever.

But, I LOVE this banana bread. Its delicious. I got the recipe of taste.com but after a few makes I edited it a fair bit.. And its delicious. I make a loaf and it lasts MAYBE a day;)

2 1/3 Cups of Flour. I use a GF flour blend.

1 Tablespoon of baking powder

1/4 – 2/3 cups of Honey (or Pure Maple Syrup. If you use the syrup then use less.. its super sweet)

1/2 cup of desiccated coconut

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. More if you like it cinnamony 😉

3 eggs

3 mashed bananas

2/3 cup of coconut oil

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

LOTS of raspberries.. I like mine nice an tangy. I do around a cup. And I usually use frozen.

Add all the dry ingredients and mix. Add wet ingredients, leaving out the raspberries and mix together til well beaten. Once it is combind well, fold in the raspberries gently. Then pour into a baking loaf pan, well sprayed with coconut oil, or greased with butter. Bake at 300 ( 150) for an hour and half, testing after the first hour.

Its delicious. Enjoy.

Love,

New Little *Banana-Liking* Wife

Texas Beans

I have no idea where I got this recipe from but its insanely delicious. And I make it every week. Im not even kidding. Its so quick, cheap easy. And pretty healthy too. YAY!
And here is it:

Texas Beans

1 can chick peas

1 can black beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can corn

You can add and change any of these depending on what you have or what you can eat.

1 cup chopped tomatoe

3 spring onions chopped

juice of 4 limes

Caynne pepper, salt and garlic salt to taste.

Avocado. Im an Avo lover. So I add LOADS. But any amount is good 🙂

Drain all canned things, put in a bowl. Add tomato, onions and dressing made from pepper, sale, lime juice and garlic. Pour over beans and mix. Add avo last. Keep in the fridge and serve cold. Its keeps for a while.. Altho I have never tested how long.. I eat it all in the first day:)

Love,

New Little *Beany* Wife

Simple Bliss Balls

I love these babies, and I make them ALL the times! They are a perfect for a snack, when you are travelling and lunch boxes. 

Now, I know that there are like a million recipes on bliss balls.. but these ones are super simple, so easy to make, and you can edit and play around with the basic recipe. 

I dont measure it at all. I kinda just chuck it all in. 

Ingredients:

Nuts. Any type will do. I usually use a mix of nuts.. Almond, pecans, cashews are the main ones.

Seeds. I use chia, flax and sunflower seeds mostly.

Dried apricots or Dried dates. I usually pick one thing. I have done both but make sure its a small amount of both because the dates can make it realllllyyy sweet!

Shredded Coconut

Oats

Put all the nuts in the blender, And blend until they are like flour. Put them in a big bowl. Add dried fruit and blend until mushy. Add to the bowl.  Wet your hands, and then start to mix and knead it all together. Make sure you do wet your hands, it makes it like a million times easier. Add the coconut and oats. If it becomes to dry then add a few squeezes of orange juice. Start making them into little balls. And ya done! 

I find the best place to keep the is the freezer. They stay together well and keep for ages.

Let me know how you all go!

Love, 

*New Little *Bliss-Balled* Wife*