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.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- 1 nectarine
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup granola
- Combine chia seeds, coconut milk and cinnamon and stir. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Cut up the fruit.
- Once the chia pudding has thickened to your liking, add fruit and granola. You can always add more milk if it is too thick.
*Nutritional information is sans granola, since mine is homemade**
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!