Did you know that Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, omega 3 fats, vitamins, and minerals? They’re well known for their energy packed nutrition. They were originally grown in Mexico, and the Aztec warriors would eat chia seeds to give them high energy & endurance. In the Mayan language, chia means “strength.”
I make a batch of chia pudding every week and eat it as a snack. You can add in more protein by topping it with additional almonds, pecans, or walnuts. Remember though, it’s important that you pre-soak your raw nuts before consumption.
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- ¾ Cup Almond Milk (Click Here for Homemade)
- 1 Banana
- 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds
- Berries (optional)
- Blend Almond Milk & Banana.
- Pour into glass container.
- Mix in chia seeds.
- Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
- Top with berries, sliced banana, or nuts.
- It’ll stay fresh in the fridge for 5-7 days.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.