Back with us in the kitchen today….. the lovely and super talented Pixie Bennett. I mean have you ever seen a more gorgeous lady?? Apparently we can all look as good as this if we eat like she does! Ok maybe not, but we can  look OUR best and feel our best and that’s super important right? Lets be inspired and look to make changes within our diets that will benefit our lives as families. I just love this girls outlook on food! Here’s what she says:

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I’m passionate about healing Superfoods and inspired by my family ! A singer, performer and business owner turned Studying Stay-at-home-mom , I was jolted into motherhood with two kiddo’s back to back with a 13 month age gap and no extended family support! While pregnant with my second, I knew the only way I was going to get through this smiling was if I got physically stronger and ate food that didn’t leave me with energy dips. A friend introduced me to raw Superfood chocolates that were ridiculously easy to make and I was sold on how tasty they were and how much clean energy I had! I started to learn more about what Superfoods were and how eating RAW was more than just carrot sticks and humus! I began experimenting with rich and colourful raw breakfasts and Superfood treats and found loads of inspiration on Instagram from like-minded woman. And I felt and looked GREAT !! Getting your kids to eat nutrient dense snacks and foods is a daily challenge. Getting healthy food into them when they are teething or sick is a hair pulling experience, but I swear by superfoods because you can offer tasty treats or sneak them into dishes like a stealthy mamma ninja! They often cost more, but they stretch far. Quality not quantity! So what does RAW mean to me? BEAUTIFUL natural decadence that is a feast for the eyes, that nourishes my family and heals it with every bite!

So here is her VERY OWN recipe for Fluffy Cacao Chia pudding with Papaya and Goji berries. Guys this one sounds too good not to try!

INGREDIENTS:

CHIA PUDDING:

2.5 cups filtered water

1/4 cup organic almonds

1 small ripe avocado

1.5 Tbs Raw Cacao powder

1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder

1 tsp Vanilla extract (Alcohol free ) or vanilla powder

1/4 cup Chia seeds

3 Medjool Dates

TOPPINGS:

½ Cup Diced Papaya/Papino

½ Tbs Goji Berries

1 tsp Flaked Almonds (Optional)

A few blueberries (Optional)

METHOD:

1) Blend all ingredients (except the chia seeds) in a high speed blender or Nutribullet (Tall cup with extractor blade ) until smooth and place in a 500-750ml Glass Jar

2) Add Chia Seeds and shake it like a Polaroid picture

3) Leave in the fridge overnight

4) Give it a good shake in the morning or even stir through with a fork

5) Spoon into kids bowls, smaller jars or glasses , leaving some space for toppings.

6) Add toppings and marvel at your brilliance J

Refined Sugar, Dairy, Gluten, GMO FREE

Vegetarian, Vegan, RAW, Kosher, Paleo FRIENDLY

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RICH IN: Omegas, fiber, antioxidants, protein, magnesium, trace minerals, manganese , Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Calcium, Copper, Potassium , Iron , Naturally occurring sugars., healthy fats

GREAT FOR: Healthy skin and hair, hormone balance, brain function, anti-aging, anti-inflammation, digestion, energy, healthy heart, mood elevation and immune boosting.

TIP

For the icecream fanatic who doesn’t mind that it’s winter- Blend 3 ripe, peeled, sliced and frozen bananas with 2 Tbs coconut milk and a ½ cup Papaya for guilt free, dairy free Nicecream and top this on top of your chia pudding!

I don’t know about you but she had me at Nicecream.

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