Tell me if I’m crazy, or if you also do this little dance when you go to the dentist’s office. No, I’m not talking about when you try to skirt around the chair so the dentist can’t dig into your mouth and all the fun stuff you don’t want him to find in there. I’m talking about when you’re already in the chair and they ask if you want to watch TV while they’re working on your mouth. When I was little (okay, younger. I’m still little.) I always thought it was SO COOL that there was a TV attached to the ceiling at the dentist. I could watch spongebob, other kid cartoons that aren’t as cool and don’t involve a square sponge talking and wearing pants, Disney Channel, Boy Meets World, etc.
Do you feel like they’re judging you for what you watch? I do. Or at least think differently of you. Not that I care too much, but I bet they enjoy a little glimpse into your life based on your TV station of choice during their excursions in your mouth. That sounded dirty, forget that. You get the point. I mean come on, you have one old guy in the next room watching Jerry Springer, a lady watching the knitting channel…and then me, a 20-something watching Real Housewives? It’s my guilty pleasure show, get over it. If I really wanted them to think differently, I could watch the daytime news (yawn), C-Span (actually falling asleep in the dentist chair, this could be dangerous), or Bravo. Fine, there are a lot of other choices. I’m going for dramatic effect here, people. But remember it’s DAYTIME tv. Ain’t (good) sh*t on during the day because most people are at work and not watching TV! I’m sticking with Housewives.
I love chia seeds. But they may or may not get stuck in your teeth when you eat them. Simple solution: eat them before you go to the dentist. They’ll get those stubborn little things right out while they’re judging you on your tv show selection. Top with with coconut whipped cream! Enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
- 1 cup coconut milk (I used ½ light and half regular)
- ½ cup canned pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp homemade apple butter
- 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp maple extract
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl (I like cute little mason jars) until well mixed. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
- If the pudding is too thick for you, add a little extra liquid. And if it's too liquidy, stir in some extra chia seeds - starting with 1 tsp. Refrigerate an additional 20 minutes to let it firm up a bit before serving.
- Top with whipped coconut cream, macadamia nuts, or roasted coconut chips!