Friday, September 20, 2013
Vegan MoFo ~ Chai & Chia ~ And Letting Go of Toxic Surroundings and People
It was another busy week! Eventho it was BUSY I felt really good about myself, how things went, the things I got accomplished, my surroundings, and the people I had around me.
By nature - I'm a worry wart - I'm a nervous person. I sometimes have a hard time letting emotions go. Sometimes they get the 'best of me' which as you know means 'the worst'. I tend to let things pile up and up and up and then eventually let everything go all at the same time - usually in the form of a "stress out situation'.
Part of what I have been TRYING to do the last several weeks is to distance myself from situations like this. And people like this. This has done WONDERS for my overall well-being. I don't mean to sound bitchy about that but it's TRUE...some people are just toxic. BUT...if you know me or the purpose of this blog at all you will know that my goal is to keep things positive here at MY Blissful Journey so I will not get into any negative specifics about that because there is no real reason to dwell on the past - just improve your future, you know!? So...I am happy to say things are certainly moving in that direction and for that I am grateful!
As for these first few photos, here...
The first one is of a Chai Latte I made using Almond Milk earlier this week! I used some of the Chai I got from Chico Chai and added Almond Milk and on top sprinkled organic Cinnamon Powder. Altho...this chai is pretty spicy by itself so it wasn't really needed I just thought it was a nice touch and addition for the photo.
In this 2nd picture I decided to try a Chia Pudding. I used Chia Seeds soaked in Almond Milk and added some of Sun Warrior's Vanilla flavored protein Powder with a little bit of Wholesome Sweeteners Strawberry Flavored Agave Syrup. It was quite good. I'm going to tinker with this a bit, tho, as I think I would like the pudding to be thicker. The sweetness level is pretty strong as it is regardless.
Now that I think of it I hope to do some Chai Latte's with some of the Sun Warrior Protein Powders in them in the near future. I think they will make a nice addition. Especially the Vanilla Flavor and the Chocolate Flavor.
The exact recipe for this Chia Strawberry Vanilla Pudding is...
3 T Chia Seeds (Dry)
1 C Almond Milk
2 T Sun Warrior Vanilla Flavored Protein Powder
2 T Wholesome Sweeteners Strawberry Agave Syrup (you can also use Agave and Strawberries instead)
I did all of this in my Ninja Blender. It turned out really good, very sweet, and tasty! I could taste both the Vanilla from the powder as well as the Strawberry from the Agave Syrup.
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I am a worry wart too, so I understand where you are coming from. Sometimes you just have to distance yourself, it is understandable. Hope you have a less stressful week!ReplyDelete
Things have been much easier since staying away from a lot of the drama! LOL Thanks for understanding! I hope you had a nice weekend!Delete
Dunno what they are - to me, Chai & Chia would be two Chinese surenames. LOL!!!ReplyDelete
I will certainly be posting about them more and will try and write a little bit more about them!
I hear ya on being a worry wart, that tends to be me too. I've been trying to distance myself from work drama and other stresses, not easy! The chia and chai recipes look great, I need to make more chia seed pudding since I've just been lazily adding them to smoothies lately.ReplyDelete
Yeah! Most was work-related! LOL :)Delete
I have a few other Chia related ideas on tap, too! Once I get a free moment I have some posts from the weekend and last night! I was craving Spinach and made an awesome Spinach Dip!
I get anxious/stressed a fair amount myself and totally empathize. I've been trying to focus on spending my time and energy around people who make me feel good and don't suck away all of my good energy. It's hard sometimes, but it's definitely best for us =)ReplyDelete
I totally agree and similar to what I have been trying to do lately, too!Delete