All Things Foodie

Cha Cha Cha Chia….Pudding

I am always on the hunt for healthy, easy, delicious breakfast options and recently have been obsessed with Chia Pudding. It is super easy to make and has a tapioca-like texture with a slight crunch and is packed with anti-inflammatory omega-3’s.

You will need chia seeds, I buy mine from Trader Joe’s, vanilla, light coconut milk (the kind in a can), and honey or agave if you prefer. In a small bowl, you will mix 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 cup light coconut milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp honey. Simply stir until combined and pour into a mason jar or other air tight container and chill in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, you will wake up to thick, creamy chia pudding that can be topped with fresh fruit or eaten plain. This fiber rich treat can be eaten for breakfast or a snack and will help you debloat. I love how fool proof this is to make and that it is perfect for people that need something ready to grab and go.

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Chai Tea Latte

I love a good chai tea latte. I know it sounds crazy, but my favorite one is served at Panera Bread. It is the Iced Chai Tea Latte. Now that it is fall, I crave this drink more than ever.

It is a creamy blend of two percent milk and chai tea concentrate. The flavor is so spot on and perfect for my tastebuds, that years ago I had to get one daily. The fact that there is no brewing involved and that they just pour the ingredients together is so simple, but results in the most delicious drink.

I found out that they use the Republic of Tea Chai Tea Concentrate to make this concoction. The ingredients include, water, brewed black tea, evaporated cane juice, wildflower honey, vanilla, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, clove and cardamom. All you need to do to make this blissful beverage is combine one ounce of concentrate to seven ounces of milk or milk alternative. You can serve it hot or cold, but I prefer it iced. The flavors blend so wonderfully together to remind me of the holidays and a lovely fall day.

The shelf life of the concentrate is one year unopened and ninety days after opening in the refrigerator. A sixty-four ounce jug of the concentrate can be purchased online at http://www.republicoftea.com for $46.

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