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Sweet potato chia pudding

Saturday, May 03, 2014

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!
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