Chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses with an abundance of essential fatty acids, protein and fibre. In fact they are the highest source of fibre of all seeds containing 5g per serving! Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet can help to regulate blood sugar, keeps your gut healthy and reduces blood cholesterol levels.
This magical seed is also incredibly versatile and can be used in porridge, smoothies or as chia pudding or snack pots that are both satisfying and portable, so you can take them to the office or pack them in a kid’s lunchbox.
There is nothing better than vibrant citrus to invigorate the senses and counter the affects of the afternoon slump. I created this superfood snack-pot with maca powder for a nourishing boost. Maca is considered an ‘adaptogen’, as it can help the body to naturally adapt to stressors such as a demanding job, a busy schedule or intense physical exercise. Instead of reaching for the chocolate bar or biscuit tin during a sluggish afternoon, try this ultra-low sugar snack and sail through the rest of your day!
- 2 tbsp Chia Bia whole chia seeds*
- Juice and grated zest of 1 large lemon
- 100ml almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Nua Naturals Vanilla powder*
- 1 teaspoon Nua Naturals Maca powder*
- 1-2 heaped tablespoon plain greek yogurt (or plain coconut yogurt)
- 2-3 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
- Coconut flakes (optional)
*Available in LloydsPharmacy Stores
- Pour the chia seeds into a a container with a lid (I use a glass jam jar) and add the lemon juice and almond milk and stir.
- Add the vanilla and maca, fasten the lid and shake vigorously and then leave aside for 30 minutes (or overnight) to thicken.
- After 30 minutes, remove the lid and stir in the yogurt and stevia drops. Divide the mixture into two small glass pots and sprinkle with the lemon zest and some coconut flakes.
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PAMELA RYAN | NUTRITIONIST | CORPORATE NUTRITION + YOGA