Chia Seed Taco's with Cashew Yogurt, Strawberry-Chia Jam + gr8nola


Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 To show you some love, I've teamed up with gr8nola and Salba Chia to share this incredibly delicious Chia Seed Taco recipe. Yasss!! A chia seed taco with cashew yogurt, strawberry-chia jam, cacao nibs and strawberries!! ONE lucky winner will also win some delicious + clean Gr8nola AND Salba Chia seeds. Amazing, right? Here’s how to enter: 1. LIKE this photo on Instagram. 2. FOLLOW @gr8nola, @salbachia & @valeriefidan 3. TAG 3 friends you LOVE in the comments.

Giveaway closes Friday 2/17 at 11:59 pm PT and winner will be sent a DM via gr8nola. US residents only. Good luck!

Chia Seed Taco's with Cashew Yogurt, Strawberry-Chia Jam + gr8nola
Chia Seed Taco's with Cashew Yogurt, Strawberry-Chia Jam + gr8nola
Chia Seed Taco's with Cashew Yogurt, Strawberry-Chia Jam + gr8nola
Chia Seed Taco's with Cashew Yogurt, Strawberry-Chia Jam + gr8nola

What You'll Need

Chia Taco:
1 cup of coconut milk, unsweetened
1 1/2 cup tapioca flour
3 tablespoon coconut flour
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoon Organic Black Chia Seeds
9 tablespoon of lukewarm water
1/4 tsp vanilla bean
1 tsp stevia
Pinch of sea salt

Strawberry Chia Jam:
1 lb strawberries
1 tsp stevia
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp water

Unsweetened Cashew yogurt (I used Forager's Project)

What You'll Need To Know

Strawberry Chia Jam:
1. Add strawberries, vanilla, sea salt, water, and stevia in a food processor and pulse 4 times.

2. Transfer mixture to a sauce pan and heat over a medium heat. Bring mix to a low boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in chia seeds. Cook the jam on low until it thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Make sure you stir the jam so it doesn't stick.

3. Remove the jam from heat and let it cool to room temperature.

4. Pour in a glass jar or air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. The jam will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

1. In a small mixing bowl, add chia seeds and warm water and mix for about 30-60 seconds, until the chia seeds become jelly.

2. In a large mixing bowl add coconut, tapioca flour, vanilla bean, stevia, coconut milk, sea salt and coconut oil, and combine in the chia seeds mix. Mix until a dough forms. The batter should be somewhat like pancake batter consistency.

3. Over a medium to low heat, heat up a non-stick pan and lightly grease with coconut oil and pour in 1/4 cup of the batter in the middle of the pan and use a spatula to form an even circle and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and serve on a plate.

4. Top with yogurt, strawberry chia jam, cacao nibs, gr8nola and fresh strawberries.

Recipe makes about 8 tortillas.

Pitaya-Raspberry Smoothie Bowl


Happy Valentine’s Day! My love of green has turned pink. Well, sorta!

I was feeling a bit pretty in pink and festive for today. I'm fueling up with this hug in a bowl for a #rideordie spin class at Ride PDX today. I’m so excited my love bug is coming with me!

Since my typical morning or pre-workout smoothies are different shades of green, I thought it was only appropriate to switch it up today. But, don't worry, this smoothie still has some sort of greens in it!

The vibrant color comes from raspberries and pitaya (dragon fruit), which you can find this frozen tasty fruit at Trader Joe's. If you haven't tried pitaya, it's really delicious and has a surprising number of phytonutrients. It's rich in antioxidants. They contain vitamin C, polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as carotene and protein. What's not to love?

pink smoothie bowl 1
Valentine Smoothie Bowl 1

What You'll Need

A big handful of greens (baby kale, baby spinach, baby swiss chard)
1 frozen banana
50g raspberries, organic & forzen
12 ounces frozen Pitaya (Dragonfruit) puree or cubes
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup coconut water
40g oat bran
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used this brand*)
1 banana, sliced into medallions
14 raw almonds
sesame seeds
chia seeds
sunflower seeds

What You'll Need To Know

Add ingredients to a high-speed blend, blend serve in a bowl, sprinkle with topping, and enjoy!

* Use promo code 'valerie' at checkout for 40% off your order!

Recipe makes 2 servings