Today was a long day. I had an awesome work-out this morning, my iron induced dizziness is completely gone and my energy levels are good. But having three kids at home all day (yay for spring break??) - one fussy, one whiny and one hard-to-describe difficult - makes for a long day. Okay, and I was a little grumpy and short-fused. I was trying really hard to enjoy the day (life is good, I am blessed - I KNOW this) but I was finding everyone annoying - let's blame my adrenal glands. Its not me, I am a kind loving woman.
There was a lot of crying and fighting which would try anyone's patience but I do feel a bit off mood wise. We ended the day with some peace. We had to divide and conquer - my 3 and 5 year-old could not play today without someone getting violent so they each got some one-on-one time with Mom and Dad before bed and things settled down. They went to bed with angelic smiles on their faces. So a quick post because I need some rest myself. And I got the new "Young, House, Love" book from the library this week and need to find some DIY projects to dive into or dream about.
I am determined to curb my sweet indulgences this week as my sweet tooth was taking back over. So I whipped up this sugar-free mousse. It was darn good -- satisfying and surprisingly filling. My mom actually gave me the idea based on a cool whip recipe she makes so I cleaned it up with some Chia seeds and coconut milk and here we go. Delicious! Have I mentioned I love Chia? You could sub the walnuts with any kind of nut you like. Same goes for the grapes.......Enjoy!
Paleo Nutty Fruity Chia Coconut Milk Mousse
1/2 can coconut milk (full fat canned) - about 200ml
1 1/2 Tbsp black Chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 drops liquid Stevia
1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped grapes
Mix milk and Chia seeds together and let stand for 5 minutes to give time for the Chia to gel. Add vanilla, Stevia, coconut and cinnamon. Using a hand mixer, blend on high for about 3 minutes (until soft peaks form). Add walnuts and grapes. Mix. Let chill.