Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chia Seed Juice Drink

So, you read the title of this post.
Don't hang up on me.

This isn't a I-actually-know-what-pilates-is-I'm-on-a-juice-cleanse
kind of juice.

It's a I-want-people-to-think-I'm-healthy-and-also-feel-like-i'm-drinking-jello
kind of juice.

I'm definitely not the most health-conscious eater in the land, but hey!

I live in a world where you can't just be hot.
You have to be SO hot that you make a dragon want to retire.

I walk a pretty fine line between
"you look like that girl from the hunger games"
"you look like the chubby-cheeked little sister from Shameless"
and, y'know, maybe I'd like to stay on one side of that line.

I need all the help I can get!

Thankfully this protein/fiber/antioxidant/magic packed thing

I drink so many of these beautiful things that my cashier Ron
at Trader Joe's jokes
"Didn't you just buy 5 bags of these? What are you doing, drinkin' em?"

Yes, Ron. Yes I am.

I fell in love with this stuff when I was making my
 free sample rounds at a Whole Foods in college.
It had a weird jelly texture and sort of looked like it had bugs floating in it,
but it was delicious and I was hooked.

Brands like Synergy and Mama Chia make great pre-made options,
but tend to run on the $$$$ side.
SO I learned to make them myself and it was all too easy.
It's as simple as allowing a few tablespoons of chia seeds to soak in water or tea,
and then stirring a bit of juice into the mixture.

These things are awesome for breakfast or a snack 
or when you want to drink the entire jug of juice 
and need something to stop you from doing that. 

Here's the recipe that I use! 
You can sub out the tea for your tea of choice (or water!) 
and any juice will work (although orange juice isn't my favorite for this.)


1c. white peach tea
3 tbsp. chia seeds
1c. mixed berry juice


-Brew the tea and allow it to cool slightly. 

-Stir in the chia seeds and continue to stir the mixture until the seeds start to soak up the tea. (This will keep it from being clumpy.)

-Once the mixture is super thick, stir in the juice.

You can also make a big batch of the chia/tea mixture to keep in the fridge! 
It keeps for about a week and makes the process much faster
for when you get obsessed with making these and feel the need to drink
3 every day.

You will have all of the fiber. More fiber than anyone.

Until the next, dears!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

If that's what you're into..

I have been getting requests from readers lately to share more 
of my personal life on here.

First of all, getting requests made me feel fancy. 
I have readers? I have readers!

However, I have been hesitant to share personal details of my life for one big reason.

Blogs generally tend to make life seem very glamorous 
and perfect and easy to the viewer.

That's bullshit. Nobody's life is like an "Amelie" trailer 
all of the time. 

So in the nature of that conversation, I bring to you 

Life vol. 1 - Things that are helping me survive the quarter life crisis!

1) Memoirs of awesome ladies-
Awesome successful ladies write memoirs to tell all of us fumbling young kids the miserable stories of their adolescence. Y'know, to make us feel better about ourselves. Tina Fey worked at the YMCA front desk when she was my age, and now she's Tina Fey. You can handle this.

1) Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo- 
Waking up is hard. Waking up early enough to shower every day is even harder. This dry shampoo is my best friend when I wake up with 10 minutes to get ready for work (a lot. Okay, pretty much every day.) I have tried a few kinds and this brand is my favorite so far. It makes your hair feel clean and soft. 

1) Following donut shops on Instagram- Life is too short not to see 6 pictures of donuts every time you look at your phone. It will turn your mood around 100% of the time.

1) Joy the Baker Podcast- I sit at a desk for 8 hours a day. That is a ton of hours. While I am usually a fan of podcasts that teach me wealths of knowledge or talk about murder,
I gotta say that this one kills hours like NO OTHER. It is just a podcast of 2 friends shootin' the breeze, but I throw it on at work and an hour goes by in NO TIME.

What are your life crisis vices?
 That would probably make a good hashtag, if I were cool enough for hashtags. 

Until the next!