Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Whether you choose to enjoy it for breakfast or dessert, this Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding will no doubt become a favorite. Super quick and easy to make, it requires only a handful of ingredients; just whizz everything together and simply let it sit while you’re at work, or sleeping!

Whether you choose to enjoy it for breakfast or dessert, this Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding will no doubt become a favorite. Super quick and easy to make, it requires only a handful of ingredients; just whizz everything together and simply let it sit while you're at work, or sleeping!

Got 2 minutes? Great, because that’s all you’ll need to whip up this super delicious Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding. And I’m not even exaggerating. 

Indeed, your active role in the realization of this beautiful breakfast, snack or dessert, summarizes in throwing a handful of ingredients into a magic bullet or food processor, give them a good swirl, stir in some chia seeds and then transfer this lovely mixture into bowls or glasses and pop this all straight into the fridge. 

Then the chia seeds will start working their magic; they’ll slowly expand and soften up and do what it is that only chia seeds know how to do: produce that yummy gel-like coating that we all dig so much. (of course, chia seeds will do way much more than just that for ya! You can read all about their multiple health benefits in this brilliant article). 

Seriously, if there is one treat that you can enjoy without feeling one tiny bit guilty, this would be it. It tastes crazy good, but it’s even better FOR you! It’s a total win-win thing. 

And if raspberries weren’t your thing, don’t let that stop you. Try subbing blueberries, strawberries, mango, bananas, pineapple, or any other fruit that you happen to like!  continue reading

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The Smoothest and Creamiest Hummus Ever!

You’re about to learn the very simple trick to making the Smoothest and Creamiest Hummus ever. Hummus so good, you’ll simply want to eat it by the spoonful!

Learn the very simple trick to making the Smoothest and Creamiest Hummus ever. Hummus so good, you'll simply want to eat it by the spoonful!

No word of a lie… This is absolutely the Best Hummus Recipe EVER!!! It’s so unbelievably good, light, velvety and creamy, you’ll want to sit yourself down with the bowl and eat the whole thing by the spoonful!

What’s the secret to this unbelievable creaminess? You’ll never believe how simple! No, it doesn’t involve spending hours peeling your cooked chickpeas one by one… not even close. In fact, adding a little bit of baking soda to the soaking water is all it takes. Trust me: it makes all the difference in the world.

You see the thing is, plain water is too acidic to efficiently break down the chickpeas’ cellulose-based cells. The addition of baking soda to the water raises the pH levels of the water, which then helps the chickpeas break down and soften much more easily and also enable them to cook more quickly. Simple science…

Trust me, you have to try this! You won’t believe the difference that it makes. I’ve been making this recipe for many years now, and I’ve had countless people tell me that they don’t usually care much for hummus, but this one? they just couldn’t stop eating.

Now THAT, is always nice to hear! Want in on that? Right this way, please…  

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Butternut Squash Apple Spice Muffins

Despite them being made with nothing but wholesome ingredients and containing no refined sugar whatsoever, these Butternut Squash Apple Spice Muffins taste so delicious, you’ll never believe how healthy they actually are!

Despite them being made with nothing but wholesome ingredients and containing no refined sugar whatsoever, these Butternut Squash Apple Spice Muffins taste so delicious, you'll never believe how healthy they actually are!

‘Tis the season, right? Pumpkin season, that is… everywhere you look is pumpkin this, pumpkin that! To be honest, I think I’m getting a little bit fed up with pumpkin…

Can butternut squash be the new pumpkin please? Is there a petition we could sign, or some kind of a vote that we could take to make it happen?

Personally, I think that butternut squash possesses just as much aptness but is so much more accessible! It’s easier to find, easier to handle, peel, dice and cook! 

Coalesced with apples, I think that butternut squash is the ultimate autumnal flavor! And I’m pretty sure that you will agree with me when you get to taste those phenomenal muffins! To me, they are perfect in every possible way. Not only are they made with good wholesome ingredients, they are also low in fat and free of refined sugar. Taste-wise, they are agreeably sweet and perfectly spiced, with a well balanced, dense and slightly chewy texture. 

All in all, I think they are the perfect little autumn treat, snack, or on the go breakfast… 


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