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Have You Heard of the “Life-Changing Bread?”

10 May

Something has got to be pretty good if the title includes both the words life and changing, together, in the same phrase, don’t you think?

Well, we tend to get these thoughts in our heads that we’re not good enough bakers to successfully make good bread. Good bread that’s worth all of the time, effort, and ingredients it entails. So when we hear bread, we instantly assume there is going to be a complicated process involved. Activate the yeast. Wait a few hours. Make sure your water is at exactly 65 degrees Celsius. We aren’t coordinated enough to do all of those things. So up until now, we haven’t even tried.

But you see we were up to trying this “life-changing” bread recipe because it was deemed to be that good. We were still kind of nervous we would mess it up, but then we decided we needed to take a leap of faith and try something new. So we leaped, and we quickly bought all the ingredients necessary so we would be able to make it the following day (no lie, when we get excited about things and we must make them ASAP).

The glorious thing about this bread though is that it doesn’t involve yeast, four different types of flour, or making sure your water is an exact temperature. It’s actually sort of fool-proof. The list of ingredients include nuts, seeds, coconut oil, and water. Crazy!? When we decide to take a leap of faith and attempt to make homemade bread we actually find ourselves with a pretty easy recipe. Next up on our list is immaeatthat’s cinnamon raisin bread. Another we are interested in attempting are these strawberry banana oat muffins. Five grams of protein per muffin!? We love our protein points. You see, aren’t we getting brave? Now that it’s officially summer for the next few months, why not spend some extra time in the kitchen anyways?

Until we have the news about the others on our to-make list, try this one out.

Life Changing Bread
(Adapted from both my new roots and immaeatthat)
Yields 14 slices

Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 ½ cups quick oats 
½ cup flax seeds
¼ cup raw almonds 
¼ cup pecan halves, slightly chopped
2 tbsp chia seeds 
4 tbsp psyllium husk seeds 
1 tsp salt 
1 tbsp honey 
1.5 cups of water 
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Directions:
1. Mix together sunflower seeds, quick oats, flax seeds, almonds, pecans, chia seeds, psyllium husk seeds, and salt.
2. In another bowl, combine honey, water, and melted coconut oil.
3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until mixed thoroughly.
4. Line a 9 x 6 loaf pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Then pour mixture into the pan and flatten the top with the back of a spoon.
5. Let mixture sit, covered, for 3-10 hours. We let ours sit overnight and it worked out perfectly.
6. The next morning preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the bread, uncovered, in the oven for 20 minutes. Then carefully remove the loaf from the pan and place the loaf face down on the oven rack for an additional 30-35 minutes. When done the bread will sound hollow when knocked on.
7. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to COMPLETELY COOL before cutting. This may be a bit difficult but necessary! If you do not wait, it will fall apart as you cut it.
8. Enjoy, as your life is about to be changed forever. 

Chia Seed Pudding

30 Apr

Growing up a little kids, we had tapioca A LOT. Our mom was (and still is) a huge fan, so it was kinda a staple in our refrigerator. However, as we grew older, we did not find ourselves eating it as much as we use to.

You know how love a certain food and eat it 47151838461 times in a row and then all of a sudden you stop buying it because you’re sick of it. I think that’s what happened.

Recently, we have been eager to try chia seed pudding. It’s been everywhere on the blog world. After talking about making it for ages, last Friday we finally got the chance, and lets just say we are back on our “tapioca” kick.

Chia seed pudding is a great healthy alternative to the tapioca we loved as kids. If you were a tapioca fan, you should definitely give this a try!

Chia Seed Pudding (Serves 1)

Ingredients:
1 cup of milk of choice (preferably one packed with protein)
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup

Directions:
1. Combine milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and maple syrup in parfait glass and stir thoroughly.
2. Cover and place in fridge overnight
3. In the morning top with fresh fruit and nuts.

We used ultra Pacific soy milk because an 8 oz. serving has 10 grams of protein! In the morning we topped these with chopped almonds, hemp seeds, granola, banana slices, and blueberries.

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Besides tapioca pudding, growing up our diet consisted of mainly cool pops, rice krispy treats, and bread with butter. So nutritious right? We’ve definitely come a long way. What was your favorite food growing up?

Monster Overnight Oats

10 Nov

We have done it. We have taken overnight oats to a whole new level.
Spinach + Chai Seeds + Rolled Oats + PB2 + Almond Milk = One Green Goddess

This is simply a crazy concept to grasp but you will never really know if you like it until you try it for yourself! Definitely a new staple in our weekly oatmeal combinations. Lovin’ it

Ingredients:
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1.5 tablespoons of chai seeds
Large handful of spinach
1 tablespoon PB2

Directions:
1. Pure spinach, almond milk, half a banana, and PB2 in a food processor until liquified
2. Put oats in a bowl and stir in the above mixture
3. Mix in chai seeds and set in the fridge overnight
4. In the morning, slice the other half of the banana on top & enjoy. If you want, you can add additional toppings such as granola, raisins, coconut, or nuts!

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