Ruthilicious Eats: Mango-Turmeric Chia Pudding

I just came back from my 3-week-long vacation in Canada (which I will blog about as soon as I find the time, of course). Anyway, it was a fun, relaxing and yummy vacation.

Fun because I was able to reconnect with my family after so many years of not seeing them since I moved here in the US. My cousin Miguel and wife Mai brought me to all the interesting places in Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia. It was fun playing tourist again.

Relaxing because I was able to find time with myself and Mother Nature. I did a lot of running/walking/crawling/selfie-ing/yoga-ing around the trail in the golf course and a lot of tree-hugging and talking too. I also taught 1-on-1 yoga classes to my cousin and spent time with him doing yoga at the park just as well.

And, yummy because I was able to eat all my favorite comfort foods that I miss from home. My Aunt from the Philippines who is a great cook is one of the reasons why I came to visit Canada. Well, aside from missing her so much and wanting to spend quality time with her, of course. And since she is a great cook, she has no choice but to cook all the Filipino food in my bucket list that I've been craving for so long.

So for 3 weeks, my tummy was happy!

Until...

I got home...

and realized that I gained 10 pounds and 2 inches around my waist!


Now that vacation is over and I'm sulking in my reality, I need to get back to my eating habit before my Canada getaway. I need to get back on track and no more excuses.

And there is no other way to get back on track but to start eating healthy again. Not that I wasn't eating healthy back in Canada. I just had a lot of those rice, pasta, and sweets that I wasn't supposed to have since I'm Keto.

And serving portions miraculously disappeared in my book for 3 weeks.

Anyway, since I am awesome, I decided to share with you one of my go-to #ruthiliciouseats recipes that helps me feel full, satisfied and guilt-free this summer because that is how awesome I am. LOL, Well, this is not really Keto friendly by the way because it has grain but I'm DIRTY KETO anyway. So I can get away with it. I'm just doing it one more time and then I will be strict again. I'm already down or probably underneath the wagon anyway so why not stay off one more day.

Just for this one.

It's gonna be worth it.

I promise you.





So here we go.

I decided to make something I can make ahead of time because I'm still summering. I need something I can grab on my way out for another hike or whatnot. Summer is a busy season for me. I want to be always on the go. But summer is always tricky too, in terms of buying ingredients. Well, I don't know about you but I'm speaking for myself.

It's tricky because I don't know what to eat although there is an abundance of all the produce that you can enjoy whether at the farmers' markets or the grocery stores. This is the best time where you can get them fresh and cheap. The thing with me is, when there is a lot of choices, I panicked and I get frustrated. Then, I calmed down and happy again. It's my thing. That is why it takes 5 hours for me to do my grocery shopping sometimes. But I will not go in great detail about it.

Don't worry.

But still, I enjoy every minute of it. I'm on vacation.



So today, I made myself a Mango-Turmeric Chia Pudding which I adapted from Flavour & Savour. This is not its exact recipe because I tweaked it a bit just as always.

It's a habit.

The original recipe is made of just oat and chia as the main ingredients (aside from the mango of course), I added (frozen then thawed) cooked quinoa in mine since I already have some left-over from the quinoa salad I made the week I left for Canada.

I used almond milk instead of regular milk and milk kefir.

I also added a scoop of my plant-based protein powder.

And I added ground ginger for no reason... just because.

But it came really, really, really gooooooood!!!!

I promise!

If you decided to follow the original recipe, It's ok. It won't hurt my feelings.

I promise too!


So here are the ingredients:

1/4 cup ripe mango (cubed)
1/4 cup rolled oat
1/4 cooked quinoa
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 scoop plant-based protein powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric

What to do:

Just add/mix/stir everything in a mason jar.

Refrigerate overnight.

Then EAT IT the following day.

By the way, if the sweetness is not enough to your taste, add more maple syrup to adjust the sweetness according to your preference.

ENJOY!

And eat responsibly.

That's it!

I hope you like it as I did. Take advantage of the bountiful produce this summer. This is a good snack or breakfast for those hot summer days. There is nothing more refreshing than having the freshest and ripest fruit to munch on when you are hungry. It's a good alternative for chips (though chips are awesome too, hey I don't judge. I'm the awesome one remember).

In case something went wrong... read my disclaimer below.
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DISCLAIMER:

You agree that #ruthiliciouseats is not responsible for any misunderstanding or fight that might arise due to not sharing your yummy Mango-Turmeric Chia Pudding to your siblings, friend, spouse or pet.

You are by all means NOT required to share. Or force to.

You have the right to refuse your loved ones to share it with them especially the beggers.

You are supposed to eat in moderation. If you eat more than 1 serving because it really tastes so good, you are on your own. There is a reason why I didn't bother to put the calorie counts in the recipe. So don't blame me.

Thanks.

 

All recipe shared by #ruthiliciouseasts is flexible.
You can alter the ingredients according to your liking or the ingredients' availability.  I don't follow recipes, I break them so you don't have to. Have fun making/cooking it and don't feel guilty! And don't forget to enjoy every bite.
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