Happy Sunday everyone! I surely hope everyone had a splendid weekend and ready to start the new week! Can you believe it's already the third week of August?! One more week until fall semester for us Jaguars at least, how exciting :-)
For this week's recipe and possibly the rest of the month, I want to educate you guys on the basics or what I find to be staple recipes in my daily life that I find to be super simple and form somewhat of the fundamentals of cooking--in my eyes at least!
Learning the skills and understanding the fundamentals in not only just cooking is so important. The first time I actually learned what "fundamental" meant was from my basketball coach, Coach BJ. I might've heard it hear and there before that but she stressed the fundamentals so much that it became ingrained in my head which is definitely a good thing! She did not care the fancy, flashy moves on the court but whether or not we were sliding correctly on defense or boxing out after the opponent's shot. We could have been up by 10 and if we were not doing the fundamentals, she would definitely say something.
Man... I miss basketball! Let's get to that recipe though :-)
Before adding the chia seeds, combine the other ingredients. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more maple syrup if you want it more sweeter! Once you're happy with your doctored up almond milk, add chia seeds and place in the fridge to chill for at least 1-2 hours (preferably overnight) or until chilled through with a pudding-like consistency.
Here I topped mine with sliced strawberries, figs, cashew yogurt, cacao nibs, granola, and coconut flakes! Get creative and enjoy :-)