Category Archives: Puddings

Blueberry pudding

This one is pretty light, but tasty, and loaded with all things good.

1 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1 tbsp So Delicious French Vanilla coffee creamer
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 avocado
1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries – you could easily bump up the blueberries a bit more here.

Blend till creamy and purple. Stir in chia seeds and cacoa nibs.

Tropical pudding

This one is really light, really refreshing, ridiculously healthy, and oh yeah, awesome.

1 1/2 c milk – I used a combo of unsweetened almond and coconut milk
1/2 tsp ground Ginger
1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 avocado
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 1/2 cup frozen mango
1 tsp maple syrup

Blend on high till creamy.

I think I’m making this again tomorrow, it was so good!

Breakfast of Champions – Jan. 4

Breakfast of champions: coffee in my Nikon lens mug, sweetened with So Delicious Coconut Milk Hazelnut creamer, and chocolate cherry power pudding.

Chocolate-cherry power pudding
1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup frozen cherries
1 avocado
1 tbsp hemp seed
2 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 dates
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Blend together on high, and dive in. Try to resist licking the bowl after you are done.

 

Chocolate power pudding

Chocolate power pudding

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (or milk product of choice)
1 avocado
3 dates
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds

Blend till creamy. Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and frozen cherries for extra yumminess!

I made this tonight after my hot yoga class, and it was perfect. Yummy, not too heavy, protein, good fats, fiber, and some antioxidants. Perfect!

Morning pudding, how I missed you!

Since my tummy and I weren’t the best of friends this week, I haven’t had any of my usual pudding creations for breakfast. Today, when I woke up starving for the first time in a week, I knew what was going to be on the menu – Pineapple Mango pudding with a chocolate twist.

Into my blender went:

1 1/2 cup So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk beverage (or milk product of choice)
1 mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
2 tbsp brown rice protein powder
2 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 avocado

Blend till creamy and smooth. Top with cacoa nibs and a drizzle of maple syrup if you desire (I did!)

This will keep you full and your energy nice and stable till lunchtime!

Breakfast for superheros

Come on, superheros, rise and shine, we have saving to do!

What’s this? You’re supposed to be superheros, and all I here is grumbling and whining…I’m hungry. I have no energy.

Superheros don’t whine! But, you certainly can’t be super superheros if you are hungry or low on energy either.

So….it’s clearly time for high-protein, high-fiber, high-vitamin and mineral pumpkin pudding!

Into your trusty blender, throw in:
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk* – can always substitute your milk/non-milk of choice.
3 dates
1 tbsp unrefined molasses
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked – use gluten-free oats if you are really sensitive
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp flax seed
2 spoonfuls vanilla hemp protein powder

Blend and blend and blend, baby! Top with a bit of maple syrup and cacoa nibs. This baby will keep you superpowered for a full day of saving and leaping over tall buildings (or tall stacks of mail).

Just make sure you drink a lot of water – you will need to flush all that glorious fiber out!

Fall pudding, for a very un-fall-like morning

The wind sent leaves scurrying down the street, dancing up to grates, and the clouds raced across the sky as though they couldn’t wait to get where they were going.

It sounds like a brisk fall morning, except it was early summer muggy and definitely not fall brisk!

The lack of chill in the air (which is not usually a bad thing for me!) dampened my recent enthusiasm for various fall oatmeal with pumpkin and chocolate delights.

Fall pudding to the rescue! I still get the comforting tastes, but in a chilled, perfect for a muggy morning treat way.

Into the blender went:
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp flax seed
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp vanilla hemp protein powder
1 date
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 an apple, chopped up
1/2 cup frozen mango
2 tbsp sweet potato puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1 avocado

I mixed in a bit of Justin’s Chocolate Almond Butter and topped with cacoa nibs. Super yummy breakfast!

Indulgent dessert pudding, now for breakfast

Maybe it’s been a long week. Maybe work was crazy, and you were running around like mad all week. No matter how your week was, you made it to Sunday and feel like being a little indulgent.

I have the pudding for you to indulge in…..but you don’t have to tell your body that as yummy as it is, you’re really not cheating!

Introducing Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss!

Into the blender goes:

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or milk or milk alternative)
1 tsp maple syrup
2 dates (I used apple cinnamon dates)
2 spoonfuls cocoa powder
1 scoop Amazing Grass chocolate green superfood
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp quinoa flakes (can be omitted)
1 avocado

Into your belly goes some seriously good chocolate pudding

Chocolate spice pudding for breakfast? Why, yes I will!

We went to the state fair last night, and saw baby piggies, and crazy goats, and bunnies with wiggly noses. I can’t eat any of the fair food, but being out in the cold for a few hours, and being around hay and bunnies had me feeling a bit under the weather this morning.

What’s a good fix for under-the- weather-it is?

Chocolate spice pudding topped with pumpkin bread, of course!

Throw in the blender:
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 dates
2 tbsp Trader Joes chunky apples
1 scoop amazing grass chocolate green superfood
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 avocado

If you have any pumpkin bread in the house, crumble some on top, sit down with some coffee and watch a bad movie. You’ll feel better by the time you finish your pudding, guaranteed!

Spice pudding and a good workout can fix a bad day

Yesterday was a bit frustrating, and I was majorly in need of a run when I got home. Running is many things for me – joy, health, it keeps me feeling good emotionally, it keeps me feeling like me…and it is one of the best ways for me to get out frustrations and anger. I have just always found that it is hard to stay in a bad mood after you pound the pavement and work up a good sweat.

Last night’s run definitely disc what I needed it to, and I came home very much looking forward to a yummy post-run/dinner pudding.

I was intending to make apple pie pudding, but it was more like a spice pudding. It was so very perfect!

Into the blender went:
1 cup almond milk
2 dates to sweeten
1 scoop amazing grass chocolate green superfood
2 scoops vanilla hemp protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3 big spoonfuls of Trader Joes chunky apples
1 avocado
1 tsp maple syrup

Blend till creamy. I heated up a few little pieces of my mom’s pumpkin bread that she made gluten-free, dairy-free and made with date sugar to accommodate my food sensitivities. My mom is awesome 🙂 I topped the pudding with the pumpkin bread and drizzled on some macadamia nut butter. Perfection!

Run details:
treadmill – 2.08 miles
Time: 17:20 minutes
Pace: 8:19 min/mile

Run home from the gym
Distance: 1.17 mi
Time: 9:36 min
Pace: 8:12 min/mile

Total: 3.25 miles
Time: 26:56