So it’s Friday. Around here that means Family Night and a date with Buck Denver and his friends as we settle in to watch an episode of “What’s in the Bible? with Buck Denver.”
Here I sit with my ice packs, swollen face, and fuzzy brain wishing I could have had some of that yummy take-out pizza that the rest of my family enjoyed for supper. Now it’s popcorn time, and that’s making me even more envious!
The extent of my liquid diet today has been some homemade chicken stock from the freezer (defrosted to a lovely lukewarm) and some homemade Greek yogurt with a splash of real vanilla and a drizzle of maple syrup (now that was pretty tasty). But here is my hands down favourite indulgence I have been enjoying tonight:
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHIA PUDDING
- 2 Cups milk
- splash of real vanilla
- 4 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 Cup honey
- 1 frozen ripe banana
Throw everything into a high powdered blender (I’m so giving thanks for my Vitamix right now!) and blend until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Pour into serving dish(es) and let set at least 4 hours (or overnight) in the fridge.
I’ll admit mine didn’t make it to the 4 hour mark or even 2 hours before I was spooning it into my numb mouth. But in my current state, the runnier the better anyway. Mmmmm! And you’ve gotta admit for a yummy snack, it packs a nutritious punch!