How are you doing today?  I am tickled pink, to use my grandmother’s expression, that you like the Vegan “Thin Mint” Fudge action going down in yesterday’s post.   It was comment mania on that recipe and I just wanna thank new and old readers alike for not only visiting my blog, but for those of you who take the extra minute to leave a comment….  Muah!!!!

Thin Mint Fudge shaped into cookie

I hope you make the Thin Mint Fudge cuz it’s easy, delish, uber-rich, and the ingredients are readily available.

And then the little Raw Vegan Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies from my second post du jour are winners, too.  You can always make those if you need to get your chocolate on.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

But moving right along…One ingredient that’s sorta new to many people in the blogosphere is Chia Seeds.  If you need a place to purchase your seeds from, you can try Chia Seeds on This Page where they sell Chia Seeds.

I am frequently asked, well what should I do with my chia seeds? 

Here’s how I put some of my lil seeds to use.  But in case you forgot about this Raw Vegan Choco-Coconut-Chia action, here’s a refresher for this little sugar bomb dessert.  Another good way to get your chocolate on.  Yum.

Raw Vegan Choco-Coconut-Chia

But moving onto a little healthier Chia Seed Usage…

Overnight PB & Banana Vanilla Chia Oats
1/3 c dry oats
2/3 c lowfat vanilla almond milk
1 Tsp Chia Seeds
1 Tsp PB2 
Vanilla Stevia
1/2 banana diced in the overnight mixture and the other 1/2 diced fresh in the a.m.
Stir & Enjoy!

Overnight PB & Banana Vanilla Chia Oats in red bowl

 

Close up of Overnight PB & Banana Vanilla Chia Oats

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Scant 1/2 c lowfat vanilla almond milk
2 Tbsp Agave
Liquid Vanilla Stevia
Stir ingredients together & Keep on Countertop for 20 mins.

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding in red bowl with spoon

Stir Again and pop into fridge to save for later if you like.  I have no problem saving extra chia pudding for a few days in the fridge or freezing it to be like chia ice cream.  Whatever floats your cha-cha-chia boat, peeps!

Close up of Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

PB, Banana, & Chocolate Chia Oats
1/2 c dry oats
1 Tsp PB2
1 Tsp Chia Seeds
2/3 c lowfat vanilla almond milk
1/2 diced banana in the mixture

Chocolate Stevia
Cinnamon

Cook and garnish with the other half of the nanna sliced on top

Peanut Butter, Banana, & Chocolate Chia Oats topped with banana slices

Does anyone care that I ate some greens & veggies?  Probably not.  But here was one greenery fest.

Mixed greens and vegetables in white shallow bowl

And here was another.

Mixed greens and vegetables in bowl topped with dressing

But let’s get past the rabbit food and move right along to my new appliance….A Blendtec!!!!  You know how much I love my Vita-Mix, but I thought it was high time to see what this Blendtec can do for my world.  For my regular readers, you know I’ve got the Vita put to use nearly daily, so I am going to start playing around with this new toy and see how it’s gonna fit into my flow.  I have to say, I love the openness of the canister base.  Much wider and easier to dig stuff out of than the Vita.  Here’s some pics I took.

Blendtec Blender on countertop
Close up of Blendtec showing measurement lines

This is way diff than the Vita’s control panel.  The Blendtec’s is much more high tech with unique buttons rather than just 2 dials.

Blender buttons

And it counts down.  Like 20, 19, 18, 17….

Digital display on blender

Your Milkshake Green Monster Smoothie is ready (or will be in 11 seconds) and then it shuts itself off.  Very cool.

Digital display on blender showing buttons above

I know a few people who have both the Vita & the Blendtec.  And I know a couple of you are probably reading this.  So tell me, for the Blendtec’ers out there, what do you love about it?  Which jobs do you think are better suited for it?  I love anecdotal, real-life-in-the-kitch stories, so please, regale me.

 

EDITED TO ADD:
If you would like to see how the Blendtec performed or not

Un assembled blender in kitchen drawer for easy storage

Check out my Vegan GF Peanut Butter Banana Bread Post

Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread in pan topped with banana slices
 Close up of Banana Bread with sliced bananas

VeganMofo in the house today.

Veganmofo III Logo

Yoga today is sirsasana, aka headstand.

Woman doing the sirsasana yoga pose

Stay tuned for a vegan dessert of mine that will rock your face off.  It’s mind-altering…

And later in the week, more raw-ified Girl Scout cookie recipes…

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