I am head over heels, SPRING IS HERE! Gosh, we’ve been waiting for you for a while, Spring. You’ve been the most sought after Spring in Boise since 1949, and we welcome you with open arms. I know everybody in our city has their flip flops and shorts ready, just waiting patiently for our blue skies and sunshine. We are active peoples over here, and we need us our warm temperatures to go out and play!
I see you, summer. I see you!
Boise is already warming up, and we can see more movement on the streets. My husband and I live in a condo downtown, and so we have a direct view to all that’s going on around the city. These past few days, we’ve been seeing a lot more people out and about; whether they are heading to events, eating out, grabbing drinks or strolling around with their families, they all are cheerful and grateful for this nice temperature change! I’ve also been seeing a lot more Instagram photos and Instagram stories of people hiking, going to parks and being outside. It’s so refreshing!
Per the weather forecast, however, it looks like it’ll be a little rainy these next few days. So in order to give us some comfort, I decided to re-create this little bowl of joy I made a few weeks ago last night (make it the night before, and enjoy it the next day). It feels like dessert, which is why it’s so comforting, but it’s very healthy and nutritious. Just what the doctor ordered for rainy days.
Also, white chocolate.
Who that eats Paleo hasn’t missed white chocolate in their lives? I know I have! Bad. I haven’t been able to have white chocolate since forEVER ago, as most white chocolate contains milk. And milk hurts my stomach pretty bad. But not this little guy; this little guy is dairy free, gluten free, and all things Paleo approved. My kind of treat.
You can add any toppings on it you like: dried fruits, fresh fruits, nuts, seeds and/or dairy-free chocolate chips. Enjoy!!
- Place all ingredients (except poppy seeds) in high speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to three 8 ounce mason jars, add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to each mason jar, close jars with lids and give jars a good shake.
- Refrigerate overnight. (Give mason jar a nice shake, 45 minutes after refrigeration, to make sure chia seeds don’t sink to the bottom and are able to mix thoroughly -- you can do this a few times to ensure proper blending. If chia seeds are being stubborn, open up jar and use a spoon to mix).
- In another mason jar, or small bowl, layer the chia seeds with your topping of choice. Enjoy!