It's March 23rd and guess what day it is? National Chia Seed day! My sister and I enjoy adding chia seeds to our meals any day of the week, but today, we celebrated National Chia Seed day by making a bowl of decadent chocolate chia seed pudding for breakfast. We created this delicious recipe by using our favorite chia seeds by Mamma Chia, which are organic, Non-GMO certified, and of highest quality, resulting in a delicious, nutrient dense recipe that is packed with flavor and super-foods, making the ideal grab-n-go breakfast or snack.
So what's so great about chia seeds? Chia seeds became all the rage several years back because of their incredible nutritional value, and they continue to hold that status--rightly so. Chia seeds are known for their healing abilities and energizing powers, and they're versatile to use in recipes, making them a wonderful addition to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, granola, salads, and even homemade snacks. Here are some of the reasons we love chia seeds:
Total time: 24 hours Serves: 1-2
1. Whisk together the cashew milk, maple syrup, maca powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt. Next, gradually whisk in the cacao powder.
2. Gradually add the chia seeds to the milk, stirring slowly to avoid clumping. Mix thoroughly.
3. Cover and place mixture in the fridge overnight, or at least 6 hours before serving (the chia pudding consistency should be thick). Top with fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds, or your favorite toppings and enjoy.
When it comes to Buddha bowls, the options are limitless. There are so many fresh veggies, healthy grains, and proteins you can mix together to create a wonderful bowl. My sister and I love colorful recipes because they are full of plant-based goodness, nutrition, and are fun to make. These protein packed Quinoa Buddha bowls are loaded with vibrant veggies, fresh avocado, chia and hemp seeds, and crispy roasted chickpeas by Biena Snacks, topped with a creamy maple-tahini dressing that blends wonderfully with the veggies. These bowls are a delicious, simple recipe that's packed with nutrition and flavor.
The key ingredient in this recipe is Biena Snack's Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas, which give these bowls the perfect crunch. My sister and I have been obsessed with roasted chickpeas, but having a busy scheduling of balancing college, working out, and other daily responsibility, we often don't have the time we need to prepare and roast our own chickpeas. This is why we love Beina Snack's roasted chickpeas -- they're delicious, made with wholesome ingredients, packed with protein, and easy to add to just about any dish without any prep.
We also love these roasted chickpeas as a healthy snack when we're feeling hungry, or as post-workout fuel.
Total time: 10-15 mins Serves: 1-2
1. Divide the cooked quinoa into two bowls, then add the Roasted Sea Salt Chickpeas, cabbage, spiralized carrot and zucchini, green peas, avocado, spring mix, and chia and hemp seeds on top of the quinoa. Add additional toppings as desired.
2. In a small bow, whisk together all ingredients for the tahini dressing, adjusting flavor and consistency to taste.
3. Drizzle the dressing over the bowls and serve.
Buckwheat porridge is something we discovered recently, and instantly fell in love. It's gluten-free, has a delightful nutty flavor, and is full of essential nutrients. This delicious recipe is great for when you're craving something warm or want an alternative to oatmeal, combining fresh raspberries, chia seeds, a hint of vanilla, and Ibiza Superfood's Disco Mix to create the perfect warming breakfast.
We love this recipe for two reasons: First, Buckwheat is an incredible source of health benefits. These include:
Total time: 24 hours Serves: 1-2
1. Mash the raspberries with a fork. Combine the buckwheat groats, the Disco Mix, raspberries, chia seeds, cashew milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla in a bowl.
3. Place in the fridge overnight to allow the buckwheat and chia seeds to soften. The next morning transfer to a cooking pot and simmer on low until warm. Add extra milk if needed.
2. Serve in two bowls topped with fresh fruit or your favorite toppings and enjoy!
As many of you know, my sister and I are big into natural beauty and strive to choose products that are beneficial for our skin. However, we admit that sometimes, it's easy to overlook hand care. Oftentimes, what people don't know is that many commercial hand soaps contain harsh chemicals, and that these chemicals are absorbed by the skin. That is why it's important to make wise choices when deciding what hand soaps and hand washes to use. Over the past few weeks, we have been using Soapbox's Pomegranate & Plum Restoring Moisture Hand Wash along with their Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Gentle Moisture Bar Soap, and we love the results. Both soaps are designed to moisturize and clean the skin with a natural, chemical and paraben free ingredients. In addition to quality products, Soapbox has an amazing mission: for every product they sell, a bar of soap or month of clean water is donated to a person in need in the U.S. or around the world. They also allow you to see how your purchase impacted another life on their website by using a unique code you received with your purchase.
What is it?
Soapbox's Pomegranate & Plum Hand Wash is an antioxidant rich hand soap that is blended with shea butter and aloe vera to provide the skin with optimum moisturization. The Sea Minerals & Blue Iris Bar Soap is a natural soap bar that is made with shea butter and olive oil, also designed to moisturize and leave your hands feeling fresh and clean.
What does it do?
Made with natural ingredients such as shea butter and olive oil, the Sea Minerals Bar Soap is designed to provide your skin with optimum hydration, leaving it feeling fresh, clean, and hydrated. This bar not only moisturizes the skin, but leaves a light aquatic scent with hints of iris, ensuring that your hands feel fresh and clean.
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Pentasodium Pentetate, Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Sea Salt.
The Pomegranate & Plum Hand Wash is designed to restore the skin with antioxidants with it's moisturizing blend of shea butter and olive oil. This hand soap leaves the skin feeling clean and soft with a bright citrus scent that is fresh but not overwhelming.
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Punica Granatum Extract (Pomegranate Extract), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyquaternium-11, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum)
You use soap every day, whether it's in the shower or to clean your hands. Naturally, it washes down the drain. Not only does soap effect you, but it also effects the environment as well. That is why we love using Soapbox's soaps, because they're made from natural, real ingredients, free of chemicals, and are gentle on both our hands and the environment. No communities or habitats are harmed when using these soaps, and no animals are harmed either. After using both products for several weeks, our hands feel clean, refreshed, and moisturized after each wash, especially in these drying winter months. Both soaps have a delightful scent that is fresh and not overwhelming. It is also good to know that by using these soaps, not only will it leave your skin beautifully conditioned, you'll feel like you are treating yourself to a tiny luxury every time you pick up a bar.
When it's chilly outside, my sister and I enjoy making homemade lattes. Homemade lattes are a healthy alternative when your craving a warm, comforting drink, they're free from the excessive sugar and junk found in commercial lattes, and the flavor opportunities are endless, including our absolute favorite: Turmeric Chai.
For this delicious and simple recipe, we used Sutra's Golden Milk Immunity Booster Mix. We love this mix because it's anti-inflammatory, tastes like a creamy chai latte, and is rich in antioxidants to detox our bodies and set our day up for success. Goodbye tired mornings!
The key ingredients in this mix includes:
Total time: 5 mins Serves: 2
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