I can’t believe the week with my Mom is over.
She arrived in London last Wednesday and left bright and early this morning. Any amount of time I get to spend with my Mom is a blessing, but this week went by way too fast. It’s always hard to see my parents leave when they come to visit me, but luckily I’ll be flying home in December to see them and I’m sure the time between now and then will fly by, too.
So, for now, I’ll focus on things that make me happy. Like chia pudding. Chia pudding makes me really happy. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m always created new flavour combinations for my chia puddings. Lately, I’ve been creating concoctions using fruits that are in season. Right now, pears are in season, so I had to make a chia pudding with a pear, which I purchased from a local farmer here in London.
Pears are high in fibre, vitamin C, and potassium. They are also one of my favourite fruits!
Ginger Spice Pear Chia Pudding
1 c almond milk*
3 TBSP chia seeds
1 ripe pear
1/2 tsp ginger, grated
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional
*Depending on how thick you like your chia pudding and whether or not you add protein powder, you may have to increase the amount of liquid up to 1/4 – 1/2 cup.
In a blender, blend all ingredients except chia seeds until smooth. Once smooth, add chia seeds and allow them to absorb the liquid for at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better. I usually allow my chia puddings to set overnight.
Ginger and cinnamon are two of my favourite spices and pair perfectly with this seasonal fruit! I enjoyed this chia pudding for breakfast or snack and sprinkled a little more cinnamon on top for garnish!
Do you like pears? How do you like to eat your pears? Do you have any favourite pear recipes?
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Love love love,