Chia Energy Bowl

Chia Energy Bowl

Chia seeds are PACKED with protein and omega-3’s! So even though this should really be entitled, “chia pudding”, I had to call it something that would reflect the power of this little seed. Athletes often use chia seeds before workouts for clean energy. I put chia seeds in my oatmeal every morning. Chia seeds absorb more than 12 times their weight, which make them gelatinous and perfect for egg replacements, pudding and pre-workout energy gels. Go here for 10 uses for chia seeds, some you may not have thought of.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
  • cinnamon
  • 1 nectarine
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup granola

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Instructions:

  1. Combine chia seeds, coconut milk and cinnamon and stir. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut up the fruit.
  3. Once the chia pudding has thickened to your liking, add fruit and granola. You can always add more milk if it is too thick.

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Nutritional Facts:

*Nutritional information is sans granola, since mine is homemade**

Calories: 278

Carbs: 39g

Protein: 6g

Fat: 9g

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This recipe has 13.5g of fiber and is high in potassium and Vitamin C! It is an amazing pre-workout meal, you will have boundless energy!

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