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creamy watermelon chia seed pudding {gluten free + vegan option}

When you’re on your tenth watermelon of the summer, you start to get reaaaally creative with different ways to use it! You’ll see a couple of watermelon recipes coming up on the blog for that very reason. The first of which, is this creamy watermelon chia seed pudding!

A simple and healthy recipe for creamy watermelon chia seed pudding made with minimal ingredients, and packed with juicy summertime flavor to keep you happy and healthy!
 
Creamy watermelon chia seed pudding? Sounds a little… strange, right? It sounded pretty strange to me at first, too. So strange that even though the recipe came out perfectly on my first round of testing, I had to make it two more times just to be sure that I wasn’t making up the fact that it was DELICIOUS.

I actually kind of had to convince myself that this was a good idea. And now, I do believe it’s my job to convince YOU that’s it a good idea, too 🙂

The base for the chia seed pudding starts by blending together fresh cut pieces of juicy watermelon, greek yogurt (Stay with me here. You can also sub in coconut yogurt for a dairy free option), lemon juice, and a little maple syrup to gently sweeten things up. The chia seeds are whisked in, and once their plumped up, the pudding is layered into little cups with fresh berries, and more juicy watermelon.

How am I doing on the convincing so far? 😉

A simple and healthy recipe for creamy watermelon chia seed pudding made with minimal ingredients, and packed with juicy summertime flavor to keep you happy and healthy!

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easy chorizo and asparagus scramble {paleo}

How is it already Monday, again?! I’ve been meaning to get this post out to you all for a little while, but I’ve needed some time to do stuff around the house that desperately needed my attention (read: the big office clean out!). The good news is the office is allllmost done, and I’ve finally found some time to sit my booty down at my newly clean desk (yay!) and write about this delicious scramble! I’m not sure what’s been in the air lately, but I’ve been super into quick and healthy scrambles. And this easy chorizo and asparagus scramble has been a frequent star at our breakfast show.

Made with only 5 ingredients, this easy chorizo and asparagus scramble is a breakfast hero. Plus it's healthy, quick and SUPER easy to make!
 
In truth, i’ve always considered myself to be much more of a fried egg person.

Do you have a strong preference one way or the other?

Fried is still usually the way that I order ’em when we go out for brunch (except for maybe the ham scramble at Rockcreek here in Seattle! It’s SO GOOD. I could eat those eggs every dang weekend).

But lately, at home, I’ve been into scrambles. Flavorful, veggie packed, healthy, easy breeezy scrambles.

Ingredients for this easy chorizo and asparagus scramble. Made with only 5 ingredients, it's a breakfast hero. Plus it's healthy, quick and SUPER easy to make!

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Creamy vanilla bean and cherry raspberry smash chia seed pudding {paleo + vegan}

It is officially cherry season up here in the PNW, and I am in ripe, juicy, cherry heavennn. I apologize in advance if the next ten (maybe more?) recipes have cherries in them. I definitely foresee that as a legit possibility.

Starting out the cherry parade is this creamy vanilla bean and cherry raspberry smash chia seed pudding!

Creamy vanilla bean and cherry raspberry smash chia seed pudding is super easy to make, good for you and perfect for an on the go breakfast, snack or mindful indulgence!
 
And I can’t wait for you to try them.

It feels like cherry season came a little bit early this year. They usually hit the market the beginning of June, but tend to be a bit wishful in their state of ripeness and flavor until at least the end of the month, sometimes even the beginning of July.

Myself, being the ardent cherry lover that I am, bought up the first decent looking bag of cherries I found on the shelf about a week ago – half expecting them to be a little lackluster in their sweetness and bite, but not caring because – CHERRIES!


 
Surprisingly, I was charmed and delighted by their perfection! These cherries were the archetype of what a cherry should be. Juicy and sweet, with just the right amount mouthwatering of bite. Never mind the $15 price tag that accompanied them.

So worth it. (Don’t tell my husband).

After eating my fair share, sitting out in the sun on our deck (talk about spring perfection), I set about finding ways to savor them a little bit more – tucking them into various recipe ideas where I knew their scrumptiousness would shine!

This chia pudding was the first thing I landed on.

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