Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Good morning my dears!

Here is a breakfast idea for you, that gives you energy, it’s loaded with nutrients and it’s super delicious.

wpid-dark_chia_sq__38560.1405434241.1280.1280.jpgThis pudding is made of chia seeds, I think you all heard about this super-food, if not, I tell you a few things about them:

1. The word “Chia” comes from the Mayan language and means strength. Chia seeds are a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats and fiber. It is said that 1 tablespoon of Chia can sustain a person for 24 hours. Athletes have reported that Chia seeds help them perform at optimal levels for much longer periods of time.

2. Chia seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods.

3. Chia seeds are very high in Omega-3 fatty acids, they contain more Omega-3s than salmon, gram for gram.

4. They are high in antioxidants.

5. Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber, this should increase fullness, slow absorption of your food and help you automatically eat fewer calories.

6. Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.

7. Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.

8. They can be used as an egg re-placer, combining 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water for each egg you’re replacing.

And now here it is the delicious recipe

wpid-img_20141202_101959.jpgIngredients
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (coconut milk or rice milk)
1 cup plain  Greek yoghurt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seeds
handful of raspberries or strawberries

Directions
In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yoghurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla until just blended. Whisk in the chia seeds. Cover and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Healthy breakfast pancakes

pancakeHello my dears!

How are you today? Here where I live it totally feels like spring, the sun is out, the weather is so warm and people seem more happy and joyful.

Today I have for you a super delicious and healthy breakfast recipe! I usually eat this for breakfast, but you can eat it as a dessert or after your workout. It is a healthy version of the American pancake, which means it does not have refined and processed ingredients like sugar, flour, milk, butter etc. Contains a good amount of protein from the eggs, some healthy fats and it’s very low in carbohydrate.

Here is what you will need:

  •  2 whole eggs plus one egg white
  • 3 tablespoon of coconut flour
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup natural unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of natural vanilla extract

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer till it’s smooth. Heat your non sticky pan and cook them till they have a nice golden colour.

You can add any kind of HEALTHY topping as you like, some honey or natural maple syrup, natural peanut butter or shredded coconut. Today I decorated mine with a teaspoon of honey and some poppy seeds.

So this is how my kind of breakfast looks like today. It is delicious, healthy and it’s less than 300 calories/portion. For breakfast you can eat two peaces of this pancake, please pay attention to your portion size as always!

 

Have a great sunny day! See you soon! :*