Like a sassy hybrid between a chia pudding + a smoothie- this golden dream packs juicy mango, fresh ginger and lime. A combo of blended banana and hemp seeds make this dessert-for-breakfast stupidly creamy.
Guys, can you ever FEEL your body crying out for vitamin D?
January has come and gone and us poor Toronto folk have locked in record low amount sunshine of hours so far this year. Wrap that with work stress, bad eating habits here and there and the usual anxiety of a twenty-something and things can feel a little meh!
I’m feeling hopeful though. Today if you looked reallllllllly closely, I swear there was 10 seconds of a sunset on my trudge home from work.
Living on the 49th floor in the middle of Toronto has its downfalls. Like not having a lawn. And subsesquently not having a dog due to not having a lawn. But one thing that makes the climb worth it is the ridiculous Spring sunsets. The-stop-what-you’re-doing-and-snapchat-sunsets.
Like the 6pm city sunsets, this mango chia pudding is an delicious taste of whats to come.
It’s fresh + juicy YET rich and creamy. It’s thick enough for a spoon BUT thin enough for a straw (especially if you have one of those cool glass straws, jeallllous)
My favourite part -> its basically 2 steps to make. Blend the whole works together until smooooooth and whipped. Dump the chia seeds and stir.
So easy you can pull it off at 7 am when you are on your way to work regretting every decision you’ve ever made in you’re life (don’t talk to me on Monday’s before me coffee, clearly)
- 1 mango (ataulfo or kent work great)
- 1/2 ripe banana (frozen is best)
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 cup of cold water
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- optional but flavourful: 1 tsp fresh grated ginger, 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- In a high speed blender, add all of the ingredients but the chia seed. Blend for 30-40 seconds until the hemp seeds have blended in, and everything is creamy, whipped and frothy. No chunks allowed.
- Stir the chia seeds right into the blender, making sure they are evenly dispersed. Pour into a jar or sealed container and leave in the fridge for at least 20 mins (overnight is ideal) to let the chia seeds plump up.