Paleo Chocolate Chia Breakfast (Or Pudding)
OHMIGOSH. So the last 4 weeks. Non. Stop. Every. Minute. Of. Every. Day. ALL. DAY. “All DAY Son!”
I have been super blessed with the freelance work recently. Which is kind of both a blessing and a curse. The money is SO great. But the time… What is it about August? July/August every year, my life becomes the stage for the craziest nutso circus in town. So I have been working A LOT. I am also a bridesmaid at my friend’s wedding – which is 30th of August. So between the real life job, the freelance, having to do mundane things like eat, sleep and shower, I am organising kitchen teas and bachelorette parties and gifts (which I LOVE, but wow is it time consuming – also cause I am so amped when it comes to gift giving I always wanna make sure mine is the most bestest, coolest, thoughtful-est gift ever). So gogogogogogogo go. Don’t forget to breathe. PHEW. There are only so many lunch breaks in a week and so many hours in an evening before one NEEDS SLEEP. And never-even-mind the amount of stuff on the weekend.
Speaking of – this past week I was at Oppikoppi. I go every year, and every year is amazing and super fun and all that rock & roll, but this year.. this year I realised that I am past the age where you can drink/party/stay up all night for 3 nights in a row, not shower for 4 days and eat bread and chips for breakfast lunch and dinner… sometime between last year September and this year August I became an old lady. It’s true. I can’t anymore. On the last night – the biggest night – the night of all nights with all the big bands and DJ’s I was in my tent under my blankets dressed in a thousand layers by 11pm. Which in Oppi-time is the equivalent of 7:30. Eish.
On the plus side – in 3 weeks all of the bridesmaids duties will be over and I get to stand in a pretty turquoise dress and watch one of my best friends marry one of the coolest guys ever! sheesh I am tearing up just thinking about it. I am gonna be one of those sobbers at the wedding that makes sniffing muffled wailing sounds in the front row. AND ruins the make up that cost a bunch of money to make me look half way pretty ;)
So in between all the crazy I made a delicious little breakfast – which literally takes 5 minutes prep and 5 minutes to complete. And probably 5 minutes to eat depending on how hungry you are.
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 165ml coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1.5 tbs cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbs honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbs desiccated coconut
- Soak the Chia seeds in water & coconut milk for a minimum of 30 minutes but up to 48 hours.
- Once the seeds have soaked and absorbed all the moisture stir vigorously (add extra water to get the "porridge" consistency that you like - I like mine the consistency of jelly that that has been stirred/mushed up a little)
- Add the cocoa, vanilla, honey, spices and coconut
- Stir until fully combined and smooth
- Serve with some berries and sprinkle some cinnamon over!