Last year at this time I was 10 days into a paleo challenge with my Crossfit box. This year, they’re all about to embark on another one and I’m eating more carbs than I have all year. Ironically enough, I’m also stronger than I ever have been and making my way through my fitness/Crossfit goals one by one. So yeah, the paleo challenge can kiss it this year because I have absolutely zero motivation to entertain that again.
For example, this dessert in my mind is completely healthy and good for you. It’s packed with coconut milk, chia seeds and antioxidant filled wild blueberries. The paleo gods however, would take all my points away for the day because there’s 1 tablespoon of honey in it. Ain’t got time to live like that.
I talked a bit about resolutions on Monday or more so, how I don’t do them. And while that’s true, I have been a bit more mindful of what I’m eating so far this month. That doesn’t mean restriction in anyway, it just means more balanced choices with dessert. Yes, dessert. There’s no way I can go cold turkey on dessert and there’s really no reason anyone should in my opinion! Winter nights are for cups of tea (specifically Trader Joe’s candy cane green tea), a piece (or 2) of dark chocolate or…chia pudding.
If you’re not someone who gets freaked out by the texture of tapioca, then I promise you can do chia pudding. If you are…well then, sorry. This probably isn’t your thing. I love the coconut/blueberry flavor combination but really, anything is possible here. Keep the liquid to chia ratio similar and just add whatever fruits and flavorings you like!
- 1½ cups coconut milk (carton or can will work for this just make sure to stir the can to mix together the cream and water before using)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ⅓ cup frozen wild blueberries, thawed (or fresh)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- honey for drizzling on top
- Whisk together the coconut milk, chia seeds, honey, salt and extracts in a bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Once thickened, spoon into serving bowls and top with blueberries, shredded coconut and more honey if desired.
And speaking of desserts, last year I partnered with Skinny Cow in their “WoCave” program. This month, Skinny Cow is launching their “Resolve to Indulge” program. From now until January 30, you can visit the Resolve to Indulge website, enter the code found on any Skinny Cow brand packaging and receive a chance to win a grand prize of a new pair of shoes each week for a year! Other prizes such as gift cards, swag and coupons are up for grabs too. Skinny Cow has also partnered up with Dress for Success Worldwide for this program and will be matching the grand prize by donating 52 pairs of shoes and a $100,000 check to assist women entering the workforce. Go grab some treats, enter and hopefully win some shoes while helping some women out! (ps- there will be a great Skinny Cow giveaway later this month!)
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