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

serves 6

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


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