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My busy life and some chia jam!

Posted Sep 26 2012 9:47pm
You are probably wondering when I am going to get back to my regularly scheduled blog, right?
Me, too!
Life is kind of getting in the way of my life right now! Ha!
Honestly, I am trying to regroup and figure a few things out.

I am totally swamped with homework, and just trying to find enough hours in the day.
I have a 4-mile race in Ft. Wayne this weekend and I am SO excited!
I am meeting up with 3 friends that I have never met in person! We met online and this is our first chance getting to hang out. I could NOT be more excited!!

I had a nice 4 mile run today. Wait, nice? The run itself was good (and much needed) the weather was another story...It was wet and foggy and rainy and seriously gloomy and weird. I was sweating like crazy, so that made it better!

So on to some fun stuff to distract from the fact that I haven't been an award winning blogger{sorry!}

You tried chia yet? Seriously...get on board the chia train and start here!
Cha-Cha-Cha Chia! Yep...that's the stuff!

Tell me that this doesn't look delicious?!

This is my homemade Blueberry Chia Jam, and it is sugar free!


Blueberry Chia Jam 

1 cup Wild Blueberries (I used frozen)  
1 Tbs. Chia Seeds  1 packet SweetLeaf Stevia  2 Tbs. Water
Combine berries, chia and sweetener.
Microwave for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes.
Stir in water.
Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Enjoy!

Serving Size: 1-Tablespoon
Number of Servings: 12
Calories: 16.7
Total Fat: 0.8 g
Sodium: 0.1 mg
Total Carbs: 2.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
Protein: 0.4 g

It is hard not to eat with a spoon, ok...I totally ate a few spoonfuls of the stuff.
It is a lot like blueberry pudding, not that there is such a thing but that's what it's like!
 
I enjoyed it on my yummy monster sized protein muffin!

Check out the steam coming off that baby!
Here's the recipe for that, I just left out the 'frosting':  

Basic Protein Muffin: 
1/2 cup canned Pumpkin 
1 1/2 Tbs. Flour of your choice 
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (16 grams) 
1 tsp. Baking Powder 
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Sweet Leaf Stevia 
1/4 cup Flax Milk (or milk of your choice) 
1/4 cup Egg Whites (I used powdered with H2O) 
1/2 tsp. Vanilla 

Frosting: 
1 tsp. FF/SF Chocolate Jell-o Pudding (dry) 
1 Tbs. Sugar Free Maple Syrup

Combine Muffin ingredients in a microwave safe mug (I use a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup)
Microwave for 5-6 minutes (Times may vary)
While the muffin is cooking, combine frosting ingredients.
Turn out muffin, cool just slightly, spread with frosting and Enjoy!

Servings: 1 Big Muffin 
Calories: 210.1
Total Fat: 2.1 g 
Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
Sodium: 263.0 mg
Total Carbs: 25.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
Protein: 22.0 g
So there you have it! 
I am working on a giveaway and have a whole bunch of other stuff to talk about, but it is an early to bed kind of night.
Yup...I am a party animal!
Do you ever feel life your life is getting in the way of itself?
Have you ever explored chia?
 

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