Pumkpin Chai Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Raspberry “Ice Cream”

7 Jun

Glass is half empty..Not half full..

When it rains..It freaking pours.

Not just raining on my parade, but snowing, windy, tornado-ing on my freaking parade.


Blah Blah Blah ain’t gonna happen unless a Fat Lady is singing her great big heart out..

I’m a drama queen.

Laugh all you want, but if there is a scratch on my shin you bet your little hiney I’m wining to my Mama telling her how I will never ever ever be able to wear shorts again, and most likely should never leave the house until that scratch is gone.

Is that a true story?

I dunno, I’m kind of an exaggerator too.

So you see, yesterday I set out to bake brownies. ME of all people should be able to bake brownies.

But then, I got a littleΒ crazy and started throwing in random ingredients that most brownies don’t have,(but, I think should) and the end result came out okay…

BUT Hot Dang All Mighty they sure didn’t taste like a brownie.

So of coarse I cried, not over spilled milk, but cruddy brownies, and swore to everyone who could hear me that I would never ever ever cook again…

Unless a fat lady was singing.

And as I dramatized the whole scenario for my Hubby when he got home, he in no way humored my dramatic rant and instead told me ,”Honey, why don’t you try and look at the positive things in life..instead of all the negatives.”


Why are husbands always right??

(SHH DO NOT tell him I said that.)

How can I sit here and complain about poopy brownies, when I am so incredibly blessed to have the things that I have?

Slap again.

SO I quickly gathered what pride was left of me, and told my Hubby in return for is words of genius-ness I was going to make him the best afternoon snack he had ever had.

Fat lady singing or not…

Chai Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Raspberry “Ice Cream”

*For the Pudding*

1/2 C. Pumpkin Puree

1/2 C. Non Dairy Milk

2 TB Chia Seeds

1 scoop Vanilla Chai(or reg. Vanilla) Protein Powder

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg

1/4 tsp. Ginger

1/4 tsp. Allspice

*For the “Ice Cream”*

1 Frozen Banana

1/3 C. Frozen Raspberries

1 C. Spinach

2 TB. Non Dairy Milk

1 tsp. Cinnamon


1. Mix all ingredients for the pudding in a bowl until combined then set in fridge.

2. Blend “Ice Cream” ingredients into food processor until creamy. Remove Pudding from fridge, and get a tall glass/bowl.

3. Layer Pudding and Ice Cream until all are gone. Sprinkle with coconut if desired.

I prayed that this would make up for my little “episode” earlier..

And Luckily For me…

It did.

23 Responses to “Pumkpin Chai Chia Pudding with Cinnamon Raspberry “Ice Cream””

  1. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} June 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Well your brownies certainly LOOK good! Sorry they didn’t turn out as expected. I definitely think the “ice cream” makes up for the mishap!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 8, 2011 at 1:11 am #

      I love “Ice Cream”! So many flavor combo’s!

  2. Lindsay@LivingLindsay June 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    The pudding and ice cream looks great!!! Love the flavor combo. And I’m glad your husband enjoyed it, too πŸ™‚

  3. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons June 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    I made brownies once… they came out looking like soup πŸ˜‰ true story

    and i’m also a drama queen, its ok! ❀

    at least the pudding came out balerrrrr!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 8, 2011 at 1:10 am #

      haha thats why we would be BFF’s if we lived by each other!! πŸ™‚

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 7, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    It looks wonderful! And the photography is so bright and cheery too πŸ™‚

  5. Stephanie June 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    How could the brownies not taste good if they look so good? Craaaaziness, I tell you. Oh well, who needs brownies when you have pumpkin chai chia pudding with cinnamon raspberry ice cream? πŸ˜‰

  6. vegan aphrodite June 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    I think your brownies are beautiful! Who cares if they dont taste like brownies, I bet they still where good πŸ™‚

  7. Jess@HealthyExposures June 7, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    Your hubby is very wise πŸ˜‰ I find myself sometimes getting a little too caught up and disappointed in the little things before realizing that I am so lucky for all that I do have. though i will say, the brownies still look fab, as does the pudding πŸ˜‰

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 8, 2011 at 1:09 am #

      haha don’t tell him that, he will love it!! haha
      And thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Wellll… at least the brownies LOOK delish with the icing on them. Did you try to add spinach?! πŸ™‚

  9. helennaturally June 8, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    I have a feeling that you and I, as well as your hubby and my hubby, could be great friends. So many things in common! Sorry about the brownies. I flop many recipes myself. But at least you did come up with a super great snack πŸ™‚

    • ThE DiVa DiSh June 8, 2011 at 1:07 am #

      Oh yea! We would have many a fun convo’s πŸ™‚

  10. Tine June 8, 2011 at 6:07 am #

    I love that vice cream recipe! Never tried it with spinach.
    Thanks for sharing! That brownie looks wonderful!

  11. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) June 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Haha, your stories crack me up. Husbands are always so rational and calm, right?! Drives me crazy. πŸ™‚

    All the food looks great – including the brownies!

  12. Jenny June 9, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Yumm that pudding looks so yummy and I love the simplicity of it. I would still eat those brownies πŸ˜‰


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