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February 16, 2010

I love it when readers and other bloggers suggest I try something. For as you know, I’ll try almost anything. πŸ™‚

Tuesday morning trial and error…

Coconut flour in coffee…(for Missy)


Big Error!!! Missy, don’t do it! Gross, blech, threw it out. If you want to go the coconut route, stick with So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer, or for the best cup o’ joe ever, go with 1 TBSP heavy cream (not half and half, but CREAM) and NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops. That combo is what gets me out of bed every morning. πŸ™‚

Next up, a variation of Julie’s Muddy Morning Slurry


Julie, your bowl of mud gets two big thumbs up from me. Before taking the pups on an hour-long walk, I blended 3 TBSP chia seeds in my Vita-Mix with 1 cup water. When we got back, I blended my chia gel with 1 TBSP cocoa powder, 2 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 TBSP Artisana raw coconut butter, 1 packet of stevia, and I topped everything off with 1/2 ounce plain roasted almonds. YUM! Although, I think I will leave out the stevia next time as this was almost too sweet for me.

So, many thanks to all the blogger/readers who send me your favorite recipes. You inspire me. πŸ™‚

Time for some massage therapy. Bye.

60 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2010 11:00 am

    I need to try that mud! It sounds delicious πŸ™‚ Unfortunately, still haven’t hopped on the chia train.

  2. February 16, 2010 11:02 am

    I always add heaving cream to my coffee πŸ™‚ I joke that half and half is too thin! LOL! It’s the best way to enjoy great coffee!

  3. February 16, 2010 11:04 am

    I think I need to add real cream back to my coffee. I think it’s out of this world good. I used to always get it in my Dunkin Donuts iced coffee and it’s heavenly.

  4. February 16, 2010 11:07 am

    Can I just say that I love love love that you “just” go for walks…in a world/blogosphere where exercise is all about not just walking – well, it’s something that I really need to see and hear right now. Walking is good enough right?

    Love the mud mix-up πŸ™‚

    Vita gets its use out of you! Praying to Vita Gods πŸ˜‰

  5. February 16, 2010 11:09 am

    Do you have problems with chia making you feel bloated? Every time I eat it, I feel like I blow up like a balloon.

  6. February 16, 2010 11:36 am

    Love it!! Wish I could find some chia seeds in Paris…gonna go on the hunt this weekend!!

    I had a big bowl of eggplant stew and two hardboiled eggs for breakfast this morning…it made me think of you and your savory, eggy breakfasts as of late. Thanks for the healthy inspiration!

  7. missy permalink
    February 16, 2010 11:49 am

    I’m sorry the coconut flour debacle was a fail. Thanks for playing:)

  8. melissa permalink
    February 16, 2010 12:00 pm

    yum! chocolate πŸ˜€ i use so delicious unsweetened coconut bev in my coffee, smoothies or just to drink!

  9. February 16, 2010 12:01 pm

    The mud looks real yummy! I’ll have to think of something yummy and strange for you to try πŸ˜‰

  10. February 16, 2010 12:59 pm

    Do you think this would work in a regular blender? It sounds great but I’m a broke grad student with no vita-mix.

  11. February 16, 2010 1:12 pm

    sooo you say you like to try new things? well here is MY ultimate fav thing to eat and it is superrrrrr simple. heat 3 (or less) halved jalapenos in milk or cream but do not let it boil then strain. roast a spagetti squash and then remove flesh mix with jalapeno cream a dab of BUTTA and season to taste. maybe a lil nut. yeast would be phenominal in there too! it is super simple ans so comforting. Hi by the way read your blog eveyday! I love your “weird” food

  12. February 16, 2010 1:23 pm

    Lol– coconut flour in coffee? Nope, won’t be trying that one πŸ™‚

    I LOVE those nunaturals drops! I just bought the butter toffee one…mmmmm! Love it in my coffee!

    I’ve tried the So Delicious coconut creamer, but it left my coffee with a funky aftertaste 😦

  13. claire permalink
    February 16, 2010 1:24 pm

    You’re such a good sport!:-) cc

  14. elleneatsbeats permalink
    February 16, 2010 1:27 pm

    Chia seeds make the greatest meals!

  15. February 16, 2010 1:34 pm

    Walking is an exercise. I have done it for the past 10 months – one time a day. And it is me here and now for a while. Walking is exercise, so thanks for proving that Heather (I only do it too, but u have more influence!).

    As for vita-mixes and all this stuff…WAY too complicated for me…i think i would get mesmerized and overwhelmed…the only piece of equipment i have is a kettle for 9.99…the less complicated the better πŸ™‚

    today is Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)…betcha didnt know that?

  16. February 16, 2010 1:47 pm

    Ha ha, love the blog-n-run technique of today’s post. That pudding looks delish but the anal calorie counter in me had to stop myself adding it up πŸ™‚ I would LOVE to find my “magic formula” like you seem to have done with what works for your diet. I know I’m still struggling to find mine. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great Tuesday!

    We should have some sort of a contest to see who won’t try something that seems really gross πŸ˜‰ It would take a lot to shock me (or you!)

  17. February 16, 2010 1:47 pm

    Eatmovelove, Yes my friend, walking is ENOUGH.

  18. February 16, 2010 1:49 pm

    EmptyNut, Yes, someone mentioned Shrove Tuesday to me recently. I had to Google it.

  19. February 16, 2010 1:51 pm

    Claudia, Sounds yummy. I’ll add it to my* to-try* list, and thanks for reading!!!

  20. February 16, 2010 1:52 pm

    Something about the idea of chia gel totally creeps me out.

  21. February 16, 2010 1:53 pm

    Christie, Nope, no problems with chia for me, but they are high in fiber. Definitely something to ease into. Maybe try 1 TBSP or less at a time.

  22. February 16, 2010 1:54 pm

    Karla, Definitely. No Vita, no problem. I’m sure the mud would work in any blender.

  23. February 16, 2010 1:59 pm

    I love how willing you are to try new things! I am trying to be more adventurous so I am going to go find some chia seeds and give them a try!!

  24. Carolyn permalink
    February 16, 2010 2:29 pm

    huuummmm…i wonder… Since chia seeds seem to laugh in the face of most things blender… i wonder if a mortar and pestle taken to them ahead of time, when dry, would kinda grind them and make it less seedy??.. Love them as is, eat them and have pretty successfully made them dissapear on a smoothie VM but i have no mortar and pestle to test this out… you?

    coconut flour coffee.. hehe…or, espresso powder pancakes with coconut flour!!

  25. February 16, 2010 2:44 pm

    Carolyn, Nope, no mortar and pestle. I wonder if a coffee grinder would do the trick? And I’ll take the pancakes any day over ever putting any kind of flour in my coffee again! πŸ™‚

  26. Jenny R. permalink
    February 16, 2010 2:52 pm

    did the coconut butter make it sweet and that’s why the added stevia made it too sweet? I’ve only ever had cacoa bliss which has agave and coconut oil (which isn’t sweet obviously)

  27. February 16, 2010 2:54 pm

    Jenny R, Yes, the coconut butter is naturally sweet due the coconut meat it contains. I think the mud would have been perfect on its own sans any stevia.

  28. Patricia permalink
    February 16, 2010 3:23 pm

    I am wondering if you ever have the nutritional info for your recipes ?

  29. February 16, 2010 3:38 pm

    The muddy morning dessert looks awesome – I’ve made similar but with xantham and guar gum instead of chia seeds. I can’t drink plain, hot coffee with any sugar/sweetener or milk – I’m crazy, I know! Black is where it’s at!

  30. February 16, 2010 3:38 pm

    You are so adventurous! Flour in your coffee? Hmmmm…

    That slurry does look pretty delicious though!

  31. February 16, 2010 3:49 pm

    Coconut flour IN coffee? Wouldn’t that just make a really, really weird gravy?

  32. Cat permalink
    February 16, 2010 3:59 pm

    The mud looks fantastic! I love new breakfast concoctions. I think I’ll try that tomorrow! I got the whipped cream cheese from Trader Joes today, maybe that’ll make a good topping for the mud?

  33. February 16, 2010 4:56 pm

    Just wrote the recipe down and will be trying it when I get MY NEW VITA-MIX!!! I just ordered one a couple days ago….keep the vita recipes coming! πŸ˜€

    Chia seeds are fine in a regular blender. I just soak 1 T in 1 cup of water for about an hour or two first. Then they blend just fine. Probably not as thick as yours though.

  34. February 16, 2010 5:10 pm

    Patricia, I don’t have the nutritional info for my recipes. Sometimes I figure it up, but then I start to obsess. I know counting calories works for many people but it turns me into a counting and measuring freak…not good for me. That being said, most of the breakfasts I post are around 500 calories or less. I usually just kind of guessimate.

  35. February 16, 2010 5:11 pm

    Cat, yes, I think the cream cheese would taste fabulous on the mud! πŸ™‚

  36. February 16, 2010 5:11 pm

    KathyR, Weird gravy…yep, that about sums it up. πŸ™‚

  37. February 16, 2010 5:44 pm

    Whoa, that Morning Slurry looks like heaven in a bowl!!

  38. eaternotarunner permalink
    February 16, 2010 6:02 pm

    The mud sounds delish πŸ™‚

  39. February 16, 2010 6:16 pm

    I’m confused by chia seeds. Does blending them with water make some sort of jell-o consistency…?

  40. February 16, 2010 6:33 pm

    Trying new things makes life so enjoyable — even the disasters. πŸ™‚

  41. February 16, 2010 6:39 pm

    New Delicious “Coffee”….

    I made a fresh batch of sesame milk and added it to a fresh batch of sunflower seed milk… So it was like a Sunsame milk. 1 part Sunsame milk + 1 part “Coffee” (I use carob) + Vanilla NuStevia… Blend… It is so uniquely delicious and warming… try it some time. …I just concocted this today… so if you hate it– I will not be offended πŸ™‚ lol

  42. February 16, 2010 7:05 pm

    Chia pudding looks amazing. Yeah, sometimes I get carried away with stevia, and makes things a little too sweet! πŸ˜‰

  43. February 16, 2010 7:51 pm

    Gracie, Yes, chia seeds absorb the soaking liquid and swell, forming a gel like consistency.

  44. February 16, 2010 7:53 pm

    Purebliss, Hehe – Sounds delicious but a little complicated. I think I’ll stick with my coffee and cream. πŸ™‚

  45. Christopher Ian Hill permalink
    February 16, 2010 7:54 pm


    I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but after drinking Almond Milk – I think that would be a great creamer for coffee! πŸ™‚


  46. February 16, 2010 8:06 pm

    Chris, Nope, I’ve tried almond milk in my coffee. Not so good.

  47. February 16, 2010 8:23 pm

    coconut flour? odd. I add the creamy goodness from the top of a can of coconut milk… yumyumyum

  48. February 16, 2010 9:51 pm

    Need to buy chia!!!! That chocolate mud looks delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  49. February 17, 2010 1:51 am

    Hee hee! Errors or not, I’m pleased to meet another adventurous eater! πŸ˜€

  50. February 17, 2010 7:39 am

    So Delicious creamer has been my love since the first time I tried it – I could drink that stuff straight up! I can’t find chia seeds around here, but I put them in my MixMyGranola tin and they are so fun! Thank you for all your beautiful veggie and fat inspired meals! I absolutly adore your blog πŸ™‚

  51. skinnyrunner permalink
    February 17, 2010 8:35 am

    flour in coffee? that just sounds gross! πŸ™‚

  52. February 17, 2010 8:38 am

    Skinnyrunner, It was.

  53. February 17, 2010 9:29 am

    what a cool recipe for the “mud”! I’ll definitely have to try that now that I’ve found I like chia seeds πŸ™‚

  54. Christopher Ian Hill permalink
    February 17, 2010 10:54 am

    Oh Really? Huh? OK, maybe I shouldn’t try almond milk in coffee!


  55. February 17, 2010 12:05 pm

    Yeah, I’ve tried coconut flour in my Teeccino (herbal coffee) before… and yeah, not so good. It’s grainy and doesn’t really dissolve. But the idea is good.


  56. February 17, 2010 1:32 pm

    Lori, Yeah, totally grainy. Blech!

  57. February 18, 2010 11:59 pm

    I feel like a rock star that you shared my slurry! You inspire me to try new things, and I will definitely try your variation…it sounds really tasty.

    I got my chia from chiaseedsdirect and I love them. Thanks again.

  58. February 19, 2010 8:18 am

    You’re welcome Julie, and thank you for the slurry recipe. I’ll be making it again, I’m sure. It was great. πŸ™‚

  59. Patricia permalink
    March 19, 2010 11:58 pm

    Does anyone know where to buy Chia seeds in Paris…..can’t live without my Chia.

  60. March 20, 2010 5:41 am

    Patricia, Not sure, but I order mine from, and they might ship to Paris.

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