Break ups are the worst. They make us question why we even decided to get in another relationship. And make us wonder what we could have changed to make it work. But sometimes we just have to face the fact, the relationship didn’t work and we are back on our own. I love relationships. I love loving someone and having them love me back. But I guess sometimes love isn’t enough. It still never seems to get easier.

While I tried not to completely drown in my relationship sorrows, Sergio helped me drown myself in chocolate peanut butter swirl frozen yogurt topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate sprinkles. Yeah, I got chocolate wasted. Thankfully it didn’t make me sick. But I thought chocolate wasted would be better than alcohol wasted. Alcohol leads to depression. Depression leads to text messages. Nothing good comes from texting, I know that for a fact.

In another effort to keep from constantly crying, I took on a mom roll. Meaning babysitting a couple dogs. Children aren’t that fun. Dogs are. And small dogs are pretty great, other than their love for barking. At anything. Parked cars. Grass. Fences. Really anything they can find to bark at. What they don’t seem to love to do is poop outdoors. Instead they felt the need to leave their tootsie rolls for me to step on. Twice. But they made up for it by cuddling with me constantly. I understand while people like small dogs, it’s like your own grown up style teddy bear. A socially acceptable one. I haven’t had a teddy bear in years, but having a fluffy little bear-dog sleep right next to me is even better than I remember. I kind of want a dog. I need a cuddle buddy.

Are you suddenly grossed out by tootsie rolls now? I sure am.

I pretty much took the long weekend to think about things. My last break up was covered up with alcohol and trips to sketchy dance clubs to keep from thinking about it. They didn’t seem sketchy to me at the time, but when I go downtown now, I always wonder what I was thinking when I actually liked going to those bars. Laura and I spent one night downtown, not drinking since we had to get back to our pups, and I wondered why anyone liked to spend their nights down there. Sure, you get whistled at by guys who can’t even spell their own name, but the bars are too loud to have a conversation with anyone. And conversations are usually dull. Am I just getting to that age where hiking up my skirt shorter than it falls in order to appeal to the opposite sex sounds like an awful night out? Or is it that I just like having sober conversations? I really don’t know. What I do know is that I got a parking ticket. All signs are pointing towards Juli staying out of downtown. I’m listening to the signs. And getting chocolate wasted.

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Overnight Chocolate Coffee Chia Breakfast Pudding

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  • Yield: 2-4 1x




  1. Blend brewed coffee, coconut milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cocoa powder in a blender.
  2. Place the blended mixture into a resealable large jar (or 2 smaller jars) then add chia seeds. Seal jar and shake.
  3. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 3+ hours.
  4. Eat up. Breakfast is served.

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  1. Heather says:


    I was out of vanilla extract, so I used 1/2 tsp almond extract; subbed unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the coconut milk (on an elimination period with it at the moment); and used sunbutter instead of almond butter.

  2. Alysa says:

    Love this recipe! I made it with unsweetened soymilk instead of coconut milk and it was still super delicious!

  3. Ginni says:

    I can’t tell you how much I love this recipe!! Make it all the time! BUT was wondering if you could make some variations… like choc raspberry overnight… tiramisu overnight… banana overnight … pina colada overnight breakfast pudding?? PS I use PB2 in it!

    1. juli says:

      for suuuuuuure!! i’ll keep those ideas in mind and make more for you!

  4. Michelle says:

    Sounds Wonderful.. do you happen to have the calorie count handy??

    1. juli says:


  5. Natalie says:

    This recipe is fantastic! I’ve been eating this or the PB & J Chia pudding for breakfast for well over a week now. Looooove me some chia pudding!! Thank you!!

  6. R. Alison says:

    Hi Juli, this recipe looks really good. I realize this post is quite a few years old and you’re probably past the heartache of the breakup. However, I just wanted to mention that Jesus Christ is always there for us when we turn to Him. He won’t ever disappoint,unlike dogs(although my dog is one of my best friends..), and people. I’d encourage you to get to know what He’s all about:) I’ll have to try this recipe soon!

  7. Victoria says:

    This recipe was absolutely delicious Juli! I love your podcast and this is the first recipe of yours I have tried and my mom, who barely tries most my recipes, said she would totally eat this again if I made it for her! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.
    PS after reading through your comments I know what you mean when you talk about people wanting to switch ingredients and then complaining about their outcome! Thanks for being so honest and not giving a crap about other people opinions of you–I’m trying to be more like that!

    1. juli says:

      life is way more fun when you don’t care what others think! glad you liked the recipe, victoria!

  8. Arien says:

    Hi, I tried this using Stevia instead of maple syrup but the pudding didn’t thicken. It was still tasty (Well, as iced cocoa with chia seeds) but the seeds were more or less the same size as before – and I left it in overnight, and stirred it up halfway. Could it be the Stevia?

    1. juli says:

      that shouldn’t happen from the stevia. chia seeds expand in liquid so as long as you had the almond milk, the chia seeds should expand

  9. Arien says:

    You know what, I left it a bit longer and it thickened up in the end. Just took longer. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. juli says:

      good!! glad it worked out!

  10. Micha says:

    Love this recipe! So delicious and easy to prep when you don’t have much time!

    1. juli says:

      so glad you liked it Micha!