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Vanilla Chia Pudding

Nothing gets me out of bed faster than the thought of a ready-made breakfast that’s been waiting for me in the fridge the night before. Now imagine the breakfast was healthy and features the popular superfood chia seeds.

strawberry chia pudding (1 of 5)

Here’s an update about my whole Germany situation. I know I’m going to sound like an idiot writing all this, because I was so depressed and worried out of my mind on my last post, and you’ll find it hard to believe but honestly, everything seems to be working out now. The bank sent me an email on Tuesday saying my account has been opened successfully. I went to transfer some money on that same day, and the very next day I received a balance confirmation. You see, I didn’t plan for everything to happen so quickly, so initially my visa appointment wasn’t for a few weeks. I did manage to change my appointment date yesterday, and now it’s set for today. I am so crazy nervous and excited, I barely slept. Wish me good luck 🙂 

Back to the post (because I really regret not having made some chia pudding last night), chia seeds have become SO popular the last few years and are consumed by health conscious people all over the world. And honestly, when you tell people you had chia pudding for breakfast, they’ll think you’re super duper healthy, and that’s a cool thing.

Anyways, chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, omega fatty acids and minerals. When soaked in liquid, these seeds expand to more than 4 times their original size and have this gooey gelatinous texture.

And that’s how to make chia pudding! I simply soak the chia seeds overnight in some plant-based milk with all the other ingredients, fast forward 9 hours (I sleep a lot), wake up in the morning and enjoy my very own chia pudding with fruits. I like having some sliced strawberries and crunchy homemade granola with this basic vanilla chia pudding. Continue reading

Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

Light and fluffy vegan pancakes topped with sweet oven-roasted strawberries make a great indulgent breakfast.

chia pancakes with roasted strawberries (8 of 8)

My family and I went on a trip in Europe about 3 years ago. My dad rented a nice car, studied maps and drove us around Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On our way to a small town in Germany, we drove past a huge strawberry farm. My sister and I had never picked our own fruits before, so we just had to beg our dad to stop the car. We were so excited!

We chose a big box for our strawberries and spent at least an hour there, picking the juiciest, and sweetest-looking strawberries. Once we were back in the car, we tried a few and oh man, they were nothing like the ones in Thailand. They were so sweet, juicy, a tiny bit sour, and just absolutely mouthwatering. Continue reading