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Chillin’ Chia Pudding

This is as easy as chia seed pudding gets for those of us who like to save our time for relaxing!

This seed native to Mexico and Guatemala, is your go-to for omega-3 fatty acids and an easy snack.

 

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Chillin' Chia Pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Pour milk and sweetener into a container (a seal-able jar is preferred).
  2. Add chia seeds and shake (only if you have a sealed jar!) or mix.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours while you relax on the hammock.
  4. Enjoy as is or see some tips below to spice it up!
Recipe Notes

Done relaxing and want to amp it up? Here are some ideas to add to your pudding!

  • lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • dash of cinnamon
  • fresh fruit
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract added to first step
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Tasty Tostones! (Fried Green Plantains)

If you’re like me, it’s hard to resist picking up a bag of plantain chips at the store…what if I told you Tostones were easy to make, way more satisfying, and better for you!

One of my favorite snacks, Tostones, are twice fried green plantains, a very popular dish in many parts of the Caribbean and Latin America.

This recipe is simple, quick and delicious!

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Tasty Tostones! (Fried Green Plantains)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel plantains by cutting the ends and slicing the peel lengthwise. Make sure you don't cut past the peel into the inside!
  2. Cut each plantain into slices ~1 inch thick.
  3. Heat coconut oil in pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the plantain slices without letting them touch each other. You may need to do this in two batches.
  5. Fry the slices on each side until golden brown approximately 2 minutes each side.
  6. Remove slices and place on cutting board. Using a flat bottom glass smoosh each slice to flatten out to ~1/4 inch.
  7. Return to pan and fry the slices about 1 minute each side.
  8. Remove and sprinkle with sea salt.
  9. Optional: Lime juice goes with about anything! Squeeze a little bit of juice on your freshly made tostones!
Recipe Notes

Make sure you serve them right away, that's when they're best!

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