Sometimes I am really lazy. Or just too busy to do things the “right” way. Like today. My linoleum floors were lookin’ a little dirty, but I couldn’t bring myself to get the mop out and clean them. So I pulled a modified Pippi Longstocking. In case you’ve never read Pippi, or seen the movie, here is a quick video to give you an idea. (Apparently there are lots of us Pippi-wannabes out there
No, I didn’t use brushes like Pippi and this guy—I’m not that adventurous—I used washcloths. Works so well I don’t think I’ll be using my mop again for a very long time. (Sorry Mr. Moppy). And speaking of Pippi, I have to digress for a second here and tell you that if you’ve never read The Children of Noisy Village or Happy Times in Noisy Village with your kids (by the same author as Pippi Longstocking) you’re seriously missing out. Dare I say, they’re even better.
But back to what I was saying. What was I saying? Oh yes, shortcuts.
Taking another shortcut, I like to whip up these decadent 60 second ChocoChia “milkshakes” for the girls and I when I’m out of ice cream. We can’t tell the difference, but we do eat a little unusually, as you already know
The chia is what makes the shake thick, so don’t leave it out. And anyway, chia is uber good for you. See why HERE on my girl, Lexie’s rockin’ site.
I also make these extra healthy by using raw cacao powder. Raw cacao has more magnesium than any other food, and most people are deficient in magnesium, so I always use it when there’s no heat involved. But I’m sure cocoa powder will work too.
Decadent 60 Second Choco-Chia “Milkshake”
from my chocolate cookbook
Puree in blender:
1 cup coconut milk (I use canned full-fat)
6 ice cubes
2 tbsp chia seeds (Grind them in a coffee grinder first if you don’t have a Blendtec or Vitamix. Otherwise the shake will be lumpy rather than thick and smooth.)
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp honey
10 drops vanilla stevia, or more to your taste (you can sub more honey, but it’s better with the vanilla stevia)
Makes one grown-up or two child-sized servings.