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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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superfood and berry yogurt parfait

I’m totally ready to embrace the fall vibes that are setting in these days, but first, some superfood yogurt parfaits to celebrate the last of the sunny season’s beautiful berries.

superfood and berry yogurt parfaits start with a rich and creamy base of greek yogurt, and are topped with layers of fresh juicy berries, antioxidant rich cacao nibs, and heart healthy hemp seeds | www.nyssaskitchen.com superfood and berry yogurt parfaits start with a rich and creamy base of greek yogurt, and are topped with layers of fresh juicy berries, antioxidant rich cacao nibs, and heart healthy hemp seeds | www.nyssaskitchen.com

in truth, this post was supposed to go up a week ago, BEFORE summer officially came to an end, but then you know, mercury in retrograde came along and my images were all posting blurry. so fun trying to figure that one out. thank goodness for the awesome community over at Food Blogger Pro who helped me sort everything out! community makes life’s challenges so much easier to manage.

but since these are so easy to make and such a perfect, healthy breakfast or snack, AND the farmer’s markets are still selling blueberries and raspberries by the flat, I’m gonna share this super easy recipe with you anyways.

let’s just say making these superfood and berry yogurt parfaits is like giving one last big hug to the epic-ness that was this summer.

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i love you smoothies

I love you smoothies = the best pink + delicious + healthy way to show someone how much you care, before you even brush your teeth.

even if that someone is YOU!

a delightful and simple smoothie recipe made with strawberries, raspberries, banana, plain yogurt and coconut water. healthy and pretty so you can share the LOVE! | www.nyssaskitchen.com

because we all know that mornings can be a little…rough. and frazzle-y. and what makes mornings even more rough + frazzle-y? not eating something at least mostly healthy before heading out the door.

(yes I am that person who neeeeds to eat breakfast. never-could-I-ever skip this perfect meal. I’m not sure what would happen if I did but I might melt into a puddle of..I don’t know what but I don’t think it would be pretty.)

so a few months ago I decided that smoothies we’re going to be my new monday through friday BFF (ok sometimes weekends too because smoothies are kind of AWESOME!).

a delightful and simple smoothie recipe made with strawberries, raspberries, banana, plain yogurt and coconut water. healthy and pretty so you can share the LOVE! | www.nyssaskitchen.com

they’re so easy to throw together quickly, and if you’re like us and sometimes use jars instead of regular glasses well you just pop a lid on that glorious glass of blended vibrance and you’re out the door with a nourishing breakfast to boot.

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