Let Summer Begin

This weekend marks the beginning of the summer holidays and with the advent of summertime I have decided to begin a summer schedule for my blog postings. Until September I am going to post a new blog the first Monday of the month. The only caveat to that schedule is the first Monday of June, my next scheduled post will be July 2nd. In September I will post once a week again and hope my readers will return.

I will continue to post on Twitter (@Krisinsight). My health discussion group is also on Facebook and if you would like you can join me there, the group name is, surprise, surprise, Krisinsight. You just need to request to be part of the group. I post updates there every day of the week and share my insight on the postings. I get far more discussion there than I do on this blog, so if you like to take part in a conversation please join me.

Try, try again

I tried curtailing my blog postings once before and decided once a month wasn’t enough because I had too much to say and too much to share, so we shall see. This time it just seems like summer is so terminal. Gardens cry out for attention (in fact, as I write I have tomatoes screaming to be staked and watered). Vacations beckon us to go and explore the world (our cabin in Idaho is lonely and Scotland is always calling our names). Friends want to dine al fresco and soak in the sunshine on a riverside deck. Most importantly, a certain small human being whom I adore needs his Nonna to take him to the beach and help him explore grass and bark and all of Mother Nature’s gifts.

Before I go

Before we know it autumn will have arrived and I will be back to my weekly contributions to the world of health. Until then I look forward to sharing my insight with you over the summer and have several ideas in mind. I know I will have new healthy eating recipes to share and in fact have one today from Eat Nourishing. I made this for my grandson on Friday and he liked it. He didn’t love it, especially when he could have sausage and coconut cream by the handful, but he did like it. I found it to be a refreshing low sugar treat for those hot summer days.

Apple Cinnamon Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup chia seed (also known as salba seed)*
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and shredded
  • Cinnamon (I used 1 teaspoon but use it to taste or you could try nutmeg or vanilla extract)

Combine all ingredients and let sit for about 30 minutes. I used about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon but I like the taste of cinnamon and it sweetens it slightly. If you don’t like cinnamon cut the amount in half and sprinkle some lightly over the top. If you would like it sweeter add raw honey or a bit of powdered stevia leaves. I thought it was perfect with the cinnamon and apple.

Kris Insight

I have been moved by the emotional words of various folks this weekend to memorialize those who fought for our country, living and dead. Even if you are a peace seeker I hope you took time to  honor those who fought for their country and did what they were told in the name of honor and duty. I hope you have a safe holiday and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Santé,

Kris

*Chia seed is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and protein not to mention full of antioxidants. It has a congealing property and is tasty on its own with added water. It might cause some GI issues, so try it first to see how it affects you and/or your little ones. My grandson didn’t have any negative effects and I never have trouble with chia (unlike flax-seed).

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Kris~ I will look forward to your monthly posts and to your tweets! Have a beautiful summer with your little man, my sister in thyroid healing 🙂 Love the chia recipe. Hadn’t thought to add the texture of shredded apples before. Great idea. And anything with cinammon…well, it’s just meant to be.

    Reply

    • I really did like the chia pudding and how simple could something be? I shall see how monthly posts go. The last time I did it my research buddy commented that she missed my posts. That was all I needed to get back in to the groove. If I could ever get conversations going I know that would provide the stimulus for me but while people read my posts I seldom if ever get a conversation or a sharing of information started.
      Your comments are a refreshing change from that norm and I really appreciate your time and sharing. I look forward to them next month and in the meantime I hope you have a wonderful start to summer.
      Take care,
      Kris

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