Firstly, it is really hard to type "Chai Chia" properly, so Elise from Hungry Hungry Hippie gets points for that. Cahi? Chachi? No, Scott Baio did not come for breakfast but I did make Chai Chia Oat Pudding, something I'm not sure his nice Italian mother would have served him.
To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of this meal. It's a touchy topic because don't want to disparage other bloggers' work (the whole point of this MoFo theme is to embrace community!) but I do want to be forthright: this is what I ate, this is how I felt - and it's only my opinion!
I may actually have picked a recipe that wasn't exactly something I liked, but that only speaks to the talent of Elise's photography! (I also totally fell for the "This is one you're gonna wanna bookmark.")
Her bowl of oat pudding looks a lot thicker and creamier than mine; this was a little too gooey for me. Perhaps because I didn't have any coconut peanut butter, so I used plain almond butter. I also didn't have stevia, so I used vanilla extract plus agave.
I like my oats on the drier side, so I guess I probably should have been able to eye that the liquid added was more than I usually would. The chia seeds, though I do love 'em, didn't help the matter. Or...the fact that I hate soaked raisins and how mushy they get. I added molasses, as well, since there wasn't much agave left and then THAT totally overwhelmed the chai flavor, which was the whole point of this damn rigamarole!
Basically, I ruined my breakfast through no fault of Elise's. I'm sure this is delicious if you do it right. Go check out her lovely site.
What did you have for breakfast? (Except for you, Shen, unless it was that .1% day.)