February 20, 2015

Chia Seed Pudding

 If "healthy" pudding exists, I think I've found it.  Next to an Açaí bowl, Chia seed pudding is my new favorite mid-day snack.  Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and Omega 3 fatty acids which makes them healthy AND filling.  After tasting this pudding at a trendy lunch spot, I was determined to make my own.  I found this easy recipe and let's just say it was all gone within a day.

1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk
1 cup plain low-fat (I used non-fat and it came out fine!) Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup, plus 4 teaspoons for serving
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Chia seeds
sliced berries of your choice
In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yogurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla and 1/8 teaspoon salt until just blended
Whisk in the Chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes.  Stir to distribute the seeds if they have settled. 
Cover and refrigerate overnight
The next day, spoon the pudding into 4 bowls or glasses.
Top with berries.  Enjoy!

February 16, 2015

Summer in Winter

Joie top, random brand lace shorts, J.Crew sandals, Linea Pelle clutch c/o
Not much to say other than it was hotter than you know what this past weekend.  You'd think that I would be used to the endless summer that is Los Angeles, but this east coast girl misses the cold!  I know, I know...boo hoo.  Since I hate shopping for summer clothes, I threw together some of my favorite lightweight pieces that I've had in my closet for quite some time.  All are oldies, but definitely goodies. 

Maya Brenner mini "E" necklace c/o, Earrings c/o Cecilia Gonzales

February 11, 2015

Morning Chill

Givenchy bag, F21 jacket, Hunter boots, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Current/Elliott tank
Although it may be 80+ degrees in L.A. right now (sorry to anyone who's freezing at the moment!), we did have slightly cooler weather this past weekend and I loved it.  I scored this hooded utility jacket at Forever 21 and it's quickly become one of my favorite casual jackets.  It's an easy way to get that layered look without the bulk.