Cardamom-Kissed Pistachio and Chia Seed Pudding (gluten free, vegan)

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This week I was tasked with creating a quick and portable breakfast recipe, preferably through the use of chia seeds, for a very time-pressed friend of mine. Chocolate chia pudding was the first thing that came to mind, but that didn’t seem quite right. It didn’t seem… interesting enough. I wanted this recipe to really capture the essence of my friend – exotic yet approachable, exciting yet down-to-earth. I suddenly thought of the comforting and aromatic flavours of India and simply couldn’t shake them; everything seemed to just fall into place from there. What I didn’t anticipate was how beautifully this recipe would turn out on the first try.

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Very Berry Green Smoothie (gluten free, vegan)

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I don’t think I need to say very much about this smoothie recipe. It’s nutritious, delicious, fast, and easy. If I don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast in the morning, or have to be up and out of the house faster than my stomach takes to wake up, I turn to this. I sometimes use vanilla protein powder, but I know there’s a demand for filling and protein-dense smoothies that don’t rely on supplements of any kind, so I am here to help fill that void! With a generous serving of greens and just enough fruit to eliminate the need for added sweeteners, this smoothie is pretty great. Continue reading