More breakfast/snack ideas coming your way. That is the hardest part of sticking to an eating plan-all the time between main meals-especially if you tend to eat when you’re bored. The Mason Jar Parfait is a good option, and this is another yogurt based snack that can be made ahead of time. If you aren’t hooked on chia seeds, now is the time.

Chia, which is the Mayan word for ‘strength’ is a member of the mint family. For thousands of years chia has been a staple crop in both Mayan and Aztec civilization. The duration of the seed should provide its credibility among the super food group.

Chia seeds are known for easy ability to increase the nutrients in your daily food! They are a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre (fibre is important for digestive health). They also help you stay full and offer a longer lasting energy source.

Madeleine Shaw says, chia seeds “have become the new blueberries; these incredible tiny seeds are totally gluten free, vegan friendly and are packed full of omega 3 fats, antioxidants and fibre.”

Now that I have convinced you to add chia to your diet, here is the chia protein pudding recipe:

Chia Protein Pudding

Serving 1 | Prep Time 5 min | Cook Time 2-3 hours/overnight

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Ingredients

1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tb shredded coconut
1Tb chia seeds
1 Tb vanilla or chocolate protein powder

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Mix all ingredients together and let sit for 2-3 hours or overnight in the fridge. Add your favourite fruit.

Enjoy!

What is your favourite way to each chia seeds?

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