Today’s recipe isn’t so much a recipe as it is a squashing together of ingredients that come together to be super tasty. I’ve been on the chia train for the past fortnight or so and it has done an admirable job of keeping me full, so I decided to pair it with oats for a powerhouse of fullness and nutrition. Click for the how-to!
Since I’ve saddled up onto Instagram (better late than never!) I’ve been absolutely agog at the amazing, beautiful daily creations that people come up with, and that’s forced me to reconsider my daily grub ever so slightly to really celebrate food and the aesthetics behind it. I’ve still got to introduce wayyyy more colour, it seems, but overall putting in a few extra minutes other than just drowning oats in soy milk seems to help me appreciate it all the more. Speaking of appreciating, it’s my wonderful little sister’s birthday today! She’s still such a little squirt but when I see pictures of her now in Morocco it’s all long, spindly legs and infinite amounts of attitude; so different to the fat, squashable cheeks I hoped would never grow up. Still, it makes one thinks of all the moments that matter: watching her burst into tears the day we first fetched her from day care; having her snooze on my shoulder on her first Christmas and feeling that it was the best gift ever; all the hugs, singing and laughs. It’s rather ridiculous how trope-y having kids in your life can be, even if they’re not technically your own.
Ingredients (serves 1 – 2):
Peach chia pudding:
- 1/2 cup peach purée (I used baby purée)
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 TBSP chia seeds
- 2 tsp psyllium husk powder
- NuNaturals NuStevia Liquid Vanilla drops to taste/vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1/2 cup GF oats
- 1 cup water
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- To serve: nuts, sliced bananas, dried blueberries
- Mix and soak your oats mixture overnight in the fridge (or soak it warm if you’re in colder climes).
- Mix your peach chia pudding mixture overnight in another container in the fridge, or for at least two hours to let it set and chill.
- Stir each, then layer or mix and serve with the toppings.
See? That doesn’t even qualify as a real recipe, but I just had to share because the peach is just delicious. Also, baby food is never out of season so it’s something everyone can make 😀 I really wish they made berry baby food,m but I guess that would be super first world vibes :p So much around kids can get super high tech and ridiculous, but at the end of the day, at least, food will remain food!Anyway, I soon have a Skype birthday date with my little munchie, so I’m going to have to warm up my voice for singing or something -one never knows what you’ll get roped into! ❤