“There is no point in keeping up with the Joneses if they’re going someplace you don’t want to go.”  Michael Hyatt

This is a three thumbs up recipe.  It contains good stuff, is easy to make, and tastes like happiness.  It also contains chia seeds.  These are little magic seeds with a whole bunch going for them.  For instance …

Chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which, can help bring down inflammation in the body.  They are a healthy fat and can keep insulin levels stable and prevent mindless snacking, both of which are important for maintaining a healthy weight.  So, the problem for me has been – how do I get these seeds into my eating plan?  No, I’m not too enthused about chewing a mouthful of seeds.  Voila!  Chia pudding!


can of coconut milk, not lo-fat

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/2 t pumpkin pie seasoning

pinch of salt


Combine all of the ingredients. I did this in a tall, wide-mouthed jar using my immersible blender stick.  Put this in the fridge and let it sit overnight.  I made this in the morning and counted evening as long enough to pass for an overnight.

chia dessert

Yes, I got out a holiday plate and set this whole thing up all by myself!

Full disclosure – it was in the evening, the end of my overnight, I remembered that I forgot to add the salt.  I looked outside and saw that the earth was still spinning on its axis.  Disaster averted!

Another disclosure – I did not immediately find my pumpkin pie seasoning but found that a combination of 4 t cinnamon, 2 t ground ginger, 1 t ground clove, and stop right there or add 1/2 t nutmeg.  As I was gathering these ingredients I found my pumpkin pie seasoning.  Life is good!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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