Chocolate Chia Recovery Pudding
What could be better after a long race, workout or just for all you weekend warriors? The goal of a post meal run is the following 6 things: 1. Rehydration 2. Protein Synthesis, 3. Muscle Glycogen (reserves of energy) restoration, 4. Reduction of Inflammation , 5. Collagen & Soft Tissue Repair and 6. Hormone Support. This recipe gives you all of that in a treat! The richness of chocolate with the fibre rich chia seeds! Chia seeds are 40% fiber by weight and can absorb 10-12 times their weight in water which helps to maintain hydration levels as well as post-race cravings. The omega-3 rich tiny seeds also help to reduce inflammation and provide fuel for glycogen and protein to help with muscle repair. Chocolate is great of course because you all deserve a kick of serotonin to continue to boost that runners high! Vitamin C rich berries work towards repairing collagen to restore soft tissue. So kick up your heels and enjoy this well deserved Power Food 101 Recipe!
Power Food: Chia Seeds
Prep. Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 0 min | Total Time: 10 min. + 20 min. wait time | Serves: 2 |Serving Size: 1 cup | Free From: Gluten, Dairy, Soy
- 1 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk (i.e. coconut, hemp or quinoa milk)
- ¼ cup+ chia seeds
- 2-3 drops stevia liquid or 1 tsp. honey, raw
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract, pure
- pinch of cinnamon
- toppings of choice: granola, pieces of chocolate & berries!
- 2 sprigs of mint to garnish
For even more chocolate add 2 Tbsp. cacao or cocoa powder (optional)
- Add almond milk, chia seeds, stevia, vanilla, and cinnamon to a small bowl. Add cacao or cocoa powder if desired. Mix well and allow to sit for 20 minutes + to thicken, stirring half way in between.
- Top with your favourite toppings like granola, chocolate pieces and berries!
Nutritional Facts (with granola, chocolate & berries) : Calories 301.9 | Total Fat 14.3 g | Saturated Fat 1.7 g | Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g | Cholesterol 0 g | Sodium 111.2 mg | Potassium 341.9 mg | Total Carbohydrate 40.3 g | Natural Sugar 11.9 g | Dietary Fiber 16.7 g | Protein 9.7 g | * Manganese 73.7 %| *Vitamin E 44.7 % | *Calcium 30.6 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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