You guys.. Wow. My last post from yesterday was a little bit heavy and not at all what I would hope to share. It's humiliating and painful and just not a fun thing to bring up on a blog, a food blog no less. But I have received so much support in comments, emails, and Instagram that I'm just completely touched. I feel a new boost of energy to keep on keepin' on. I know there is a community of love and support out there for me and it may not be in Miami but that doesn't mean I have to just feel invaluable and suffer alone. Right?!
Love is crazy like that. It makes you say and do crazy things and makes you question everything about yourself, about life. Heck, I made my husband this gorgeous dessert for him to return home to after playing basketball in the hot sun for hours .. even after he had shared with me his latest revelations. Why? Because I love him and I know that after a hard workout the fat and protein in chia seeds and coconut are excellent at muscle recovery. And I love him. Did I mention that?
Love is crazy and irrational and demented.
Whatever. At the very least my delusional peace offering provided me with a simple and yummy recipe and a beautiful photograph to document my torment. I can't be all that angry, right? hehe On a more food-related note, I do recommend this gorgeous dish. It's packed with so many goodies, healthy fats and protein, that it is the perfect treat for a high activity lifestyle. I used to eat it all the time when I was training for races (I'm on a running hiatus right now...). Give it a try and let me know what you think!
If you wanted to, you could use maple syrup instead of dates to make it sweeter. That's an excellent option that I opted out of simply because my husband doesn't like sweet things ..
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2-4 medjool dates, soaked and pitted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine everything in a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into a cup/bowl and let sit for a few minutes (the chia seeds swell and absorb the liquid)
- Add fresh fruit, fancy toppings, or even coconut cream. Delicious.