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Recipe [VIDEO]: Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding

Brooke Slade

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If you know me (and my tastebuds...or just my social media accounts in general) you know that I am a chia-seed-lover.

Sprinkling just a teaspoon of these babies on your food boosts your meal's nutritional value by adding fiber, potassium, good fats (in the form of OMEGA-3s!), protein, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Another food-love of mine is matcha. Not only do I appreciate its ability to turn all of my smoothies and lattes a pretty hue of green, I also appreciate its various health benefits: green-tea energy, antioxidants and adaptogenic properties (more health benefits can be found here).

I felt it was only right to marry two of my health-food-faves in a simple recipe: Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding. I am super excited to share this recipe because...

1. So many of you (via social media) have been asking how to make chia pudding. I'm happy to say that it's a super-easy process and you'll probably be making it all of the time after you realize it takes, literally, very little time.

2. You can enjoy this recipe for breakfast, a snack or dessert. It travels well and you can top it however you like. My fave? Coconut shreds + sliced strawberries, YUM!


Coconut Matcha Chia Pudding


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Recipe: Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Smoothie

Brooke Slade

Starting your day with a smoothie is a great way to fill your stomach and meet your body's nutritional needs in very little time. This particular smoothie recipe caters to those looking to avoid inflammatory foods and address inflammation. Inflammation is the body's response to injury, stress, viruses, bacteria, toxins and more. A few of the ways it can show up in the body are:

  • swelling

  • fatigue

  • headaches

This recipe yields 12g of protein, 18g of fiber, antioxidants and adaptogens while providing a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory ingredients like cinnamon, turmeric, blueberries and raw oats. 


Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Smoothie

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Nutrition Points

12g Protein

18g Fiber

Calcium

Phosphate

Omega-3s

Digestive Enzymes

Antioxidants

INGREDIENTS

* anti-inflammatory, + adaptogen, ^ aids digestion

  1. 1/2 cup raw oats * + ^

  2. 1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries * ^

  3. handful of fresh blueberries

  4. 1/2 fresh banana, sliced ^

  5. 2-3 fresh strawberries, sliced

  6. 1/4 cup grain-free granola * ^

  7. 1/2 cup frozen organic pineapple chunks * ^

  8. 1 cup fresh organic spinach *

  9. 1/4 tsp cinnamon *

  10. 1/2 tsp turmeric * +

  11. 1 tsp raw maca powder

  12. 1 tbsp chia seeds *

  13. 2 cups milk substitute (almond milk, rice milk, etc.)

*items 3, 4, 5 and 6 not needed for drinkable option

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Place oats, blueberries, pineapple chunks, spinach, cinnamon, turmeric, maca and milk substitute into blender. Blend for about 60 seconds. For a smoothie bowl, choose "puree" option, for a drinkable smoothie, choose "liquify" option.

2. Smoothie bowl option: Pour smoothie into bowl and top with granola, strawberries, chia seeds, banana and blueberries. Enjoy! Drinkable option: pour into cup, top with chia seeds and enjoy!

 

Recipe: Berries & Spice Overnight Oats

Brooke Slade

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Happy fall! Since its finally starting to feel fall-ish in LA, I've been inspired to make and share some of my cold weather favorites.

When I think of fall, my mind goes right to things like warm scents, vanilla, hot cider, warm blankets, cinnamon and cloves. This time of year, I love foods that marry all of these scents and "feels".

Recently, a few people have asked me for good, quick breakfast options and, with it finally being fall and all, oatmeal seemed like a no-brainer. When it comes to oatmeal there are so many good recipes and the combinations are seemingly endless. I'm intrigued by the creativity that oatmeal lends the at-home cook. Have you seen these recipes for savory oatmeal lately?! 

Since oatmeal is well-liked and easy, I thought it would be a great item to use for a quick, fall-inspired breakfast.


Berries & Spice Overnight Oats

Nutrition Points

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  • 8g Protein

  • 9g Fat (GOOD fat from nuts and oatmeal)

  • 30g carbs

  • 9g fiber

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats)

  • 1.5 cups almond milk

  • .5 tsp agave

  • pumpkin spice seasoning

  • 1 tbsp fresh blueberries

  • 1tbsp fresh blackberries

  • 1 tsp chopped pecans

  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Grab a 16oz mason jar or a 12oz+ food storage container.

  2. Add oatmeal.

  3. In a separate container or bowl, mix almond milk, agave and pumpkin spice (to taste).

  4. Pour almond milk mixture over oats.

  5. Add all other ingredients (fruits and nuts), stacking like a parfait, until the jar is full.

  6. Seal the jar with the lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.

The next morning, or whenever you're ready to enjoy your oatmeal (within 1-3 days, I suggest)...

  1. Remove lid and place mason jar or container in microwave.

  2. Heat for 2.5 minutes.

  3. Carefully remove oatmeal from the microwave (mason jar will be hot!)

  4. Enjoy from the jar or container -OR- serve in a bowl with even more toppings

Recipes makes 1 serving

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