Happy Friday! I have 2 superfood treats to share today. First I have two little announcements. Bye bye Raw Goddess Heathy blog - I'm now officially Sweetly Raw Blog - my .com has changed over at last. If you've linked to me, it'll need to be changed, as the old one no longer works.
Also, a quick reminder that The Ultimate Ice Cream Cake Challenge is coming to a close soon! I've decided to extend the deadline to Sunday night because a few people have mentioned needing the full weekend to finish, and I realize it may be helpful if you're uber busy during the week. Check out the 18 fabulouso entries so far! I feel I'll need lots of time to go over all the blog submissions a second time, so I'll be announcing the winner (along with second/third place) on Tuesday or Wednesday.
I'm still on a chia pudding kick, so today's sweet tooth is exactly that - with blueberries. I've enjoyed this for breakfast several times this week - it makes a great breaky, dessert, or snack. While I do like the jelly texture of soaked chia, I really a smooth blended mixture as well. I find it handy to shake up a large batch of chia gel (seeds soaked in water at least 15 minutes for them to swell) a few times a week for different uses. It keeps in the fridge up to a week. I like to top mine with mango, granola, or cacao nibs.
Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
1/2 cup chia seed gel*
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 teaspoons lucuma powder
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Vanilla creme stevia, to taste
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
*5 tablespoons chia seed mixed with 2 cups water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
This oldie is a delicious superfood shake I made last September. I served it in a martini glass rimmed with agave and cacao powder. It adds an extra special kick for ever sip you take!
Greeny Cocoa Beany
1 cup water
1 cup ice
1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1-2 tablespoons agave
1 teaspoon carob powder
1/2 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 teaspoon maca
1/2 teaspoon lucuma
1/2 teaspoon mesquite
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon goji berry powder*
1/4 teaspoon pomegranate powder*
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
I love this pic of the gorgeous cherry blossom tree. Have a glorious weekend!
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