Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Yesterday I had some errands to run. A woman thought she knew me from somewhere, so we engaged in a banter where we tried to determine a connection. Among the subjects location, children, age. When it came to age... she stated that she was "much" older than I ... only to discover that I was two years older than her. I have noticed that my skin is more supple since going more plant based and consuming less/no processed foods.
But WOW... did that boost my spirit. Not that I looked younger... but that I looked good for "ahem" my age and I had no makeup on.
Hmmm... perhaps that is what gave me the strength to exercise my resistance muscle. After a presentation on edible wild plants, an urge came over me to seek out a treat, I began to play a game of "Would You Rather..."
Would I Rather stop and get a treat at X or Y?
Would I Rather have all those empty calories or go home to my chia pudding that is yummy?
Would I Rather possibly be disappointed by the treat not meeting my expectations or go home for a sure thing of satisfaction?
So many times my anticipation was crushed when my expectations were not met.
"How dare they disappoint me, this was supposed to be a special treat!"
Disillusioned and feeling betrayed, "Was I that naive to be so easily deceived by my desires (and media promotion)"
Temptations abound, however determining what I really want helps. I went home to my chia pudding.
2 cups of almond mylk or other mylk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1-2 tablespoons cacao powder (or to taste)(optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla (or to taste)
1 tablespoon or more/less sweetener of choice (optional)-
Stir about every ten minutes until thickened (about 20-40 min). If you desire thicker pudding just add more chia.