I’ve been feeling under the weather with a wretched bug, and I’m craving “Sunshine”! How about you?
I need a soothing cup of Lavender Tranquil-a-Tea with honey, and some comfort food that is light and easy!! My first thought is Tapioca, then I found several recipes of pudding made with those amazing “Chia Seeds”.. Hmmm…how would that taste with culinary lavender in it! 🙂 This delightful, refreshing, dessert is a perfect, warming, and hearty match with my cup of lavender tea. It will also make a delicious Valentine’s Day Dessert. <3
Banana Coconut Lavender Chia Pudding
2 1/2 cups skim milk(optional: Coconut Milk or Almond Milk)
5 Tablespoons whole Chia Seeds
1 cup mashed bananas (1 1/2 bananas)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons honey(rounded Tablespoons)
2 1/2 teaspoons finely ground English Culinary Lavender
Berries, for garnish
1. Place milk, chia seeds, and culinary lavender in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally with a whisk.
2. When the mixture begins to thicken, about 15 minutes, whisk in remaining ingredients (except garnish).
3. I added the honey and vanilla first… 2 rounded Tablespoons of honey (you could use light agave syrup).
4. Next I add mashed bananas.
5. Then I add unsweetened coconut, blend well.
6. Divide pudding into 6 small serving dishes, garnish with berries of your choice, or Chocolate chips (I used Raspberries). Cool in refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour. I enjoyed mine while it was still slightly warm! Yummy & good for me too! I feel better already! 🙂
Enjoy this decadent dessert, and a lovely poem, to brings a Smile 🙂
“LOVE” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And in Life’s noisiest hour,
There whispers still the ceaseless Love of Thee,
The heart’s Self-solace and soliloquy.
You mould my Hopes, you fashion me within ;
And to the leading Love-throb in the Heart
Thro’ all my Being, thro’ my pulse’s beat ;
You lie in all my many Thoughts, like Light,
Like the fair light of Dawn, or summer Eve
On rippling Stream, or cloud-reflecting Lake.
And looking to the Heaven, that bends above you,
How oft! I bless the Lot that made me love