Living in Mexico it is much harder to find the ingredients of The Plan recipes. Some are simply not available here because of the climate - kale being one of them.. and I love! kale. So over the last year I have learned to make substitutions or just not make that particular recipe..
One of my favorite breakfasts is the pumpkin chia pudding and for a while I could get the canned pumpkin but last month the store ran out and didn't get anymore.. also at 39 pesos ($3.25) a can it was a little pricy.. I read on the "planners" board on Facebook that canned pumpkin is not necessarily all pumpkin and you could easily be eating a type of squash (other than pumpkin, I forgot the name) - hmm..
I had half a butternut squash left.. so I boiled the squash and mashed it till it had a similar consistency of canned pumpkin and made the recipe as usual. It turned out very well and I liked it almost as much as the pumpkin pudding. A extra dash of cinnamon went a long way :)
Of course the squash went out of season.. now what?? Pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie - why not sweet potato pudding? I know sweet potatoes are friendly for me so I thought I try it.
It turned out even better! I like it more than the pumpkin pudding, the sweet potatoes are fresh and I don't have to worry about what else is that can apart from pumpkin..
Here is my recipe:
2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (cooked without salt!)
1 14 oz can of full fat coconut milk
1 Tbsp cinnamon (I can never have enough of that!)
1 tsp nutmeg
dash of cloves
1Tbsp honey, agave or maple syrup (I used honey as that's what I had in my cupboard)
6 Tbsp chia seeds
Mix it all together till all ingredients are incorporated, chill overnight. Makes 6-8 servings. I top it with some of coconut cream. This is a picture before I put the cream on.
Here is a picture of my Day 1 lunch: carrot ginger soup with a swirl of hotsauce, steamed broccoli and a side salad with apple and sunflower seeds, topped with organic extra virgin olive oil.
This week has been hit and miss, between 2 parties and some hormonal issues. Back with the plan today!