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!
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.
who’s ready to savor these last weeks of summer like the boss’s that we are? say yes and I promise to make you all the watermelon and arugula salad with mint red onion 😉
because everybody’s summer deserves this salad.
in reality I’m actually kind of freaking out over here about ALL THE watermelon AND tomatoes AND salad greens AND berries because from June –> July I wasn’t in my kitchen for almost 5 weeks – gasp! 😳
all the seasonal goodies I missed!
the first official 3 weeks of summer I was traveling for work (Spain + Israel : NO COMPLAINTS!) and then the next couple of weeks I was on the road chasing bands and dancing barefoot in the grass under the stars with my hubby and BFF + a dozen of my other favorite people in the world (also, NO COMPLAINTS! life is good. ) BUT I did miss hanging out in the kitchen, windows open, music on, tinkering around with whatever good things are in season.
so now I definitely feel like I have some catching up to do when it comes to summer produce, and time is running out, so let’s get to it! Continue reading →