Chia Seed pudding!
I use these a lot in the meal plans for my clients and they make a regular appearance in my own food diary ( practice what you preach!)
They are a great alternative to oats- I tend to recommend that if you are not training just before or just after a meal, that carb content should be kept low- the only carbs in this are the berries, which you shouldn’t cut out, because they are an excellent source of vitamins. Chia seeds are high in fibre and keep your blood sugar levels steady, meaning you are fuller for longer , your energy levels will remain steady, and you should find a reduction in carbohydrate cravings.
These puddings are super easy to make, prep the night before and you have a super quick breakfast the day after.
Just a quick note that although they are often touted as being high in omega 3, the form in which they exist in chia seeds isn’t easily absorbed by the body, so we don’t actually obtain much from them. If you want to increase your omega 3 intake, oily fish is always your best bet.
25g whey protein or vegan protein powder
1 tbsp peanut butter
40g chia seeds
200 ml almond milk
Cinnamon and myprotein flav drops ( my favourite is toffee)
2 handfuls of berries
1. Add the chia seeds and protein powder to a jar.
2. Pour in the milk
3. Add your tablespoon of PB
4. Add your fruit
5. Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours.