Raspberry & Vanilla Chia Pudding
Dietary guidelines in most western countries would give the impression we require six serves of cereal and grain-based foods per day to achieve adequate intake (25 - 30g fibre/day) and aid regular bowel movements.
Let me show you how easy it is to consume more than half your daily fibre requirements and almost surpass the average daily fibre intake (20g/day) in just one lower carbohydrate meal. There isn't one grain in site, you'll enjoy every mouthful and feel satisfied for hours after eating it!
Please also know that there isn't an upper limit set for fibre. Most people could tolerate and possibly benefit from more than just 30g fibre each day. If you notice any discomfort, bloating or gas in doing so then build intake incrementally, rather than all at once.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup chia seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds or flaxseeds seeds
½ cup water
1 cube of kale, frozen
¼ cup raspberries
2 tbsp organic vanilla pea protein powder such as Bare Blends
¼ cup coconut cream
¼ cup water
Handful of ice
Combine seeds and water in a bowl. Stir well and let sit.
While the chia seeds are soaking create the Raspberry Milk by placing all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Combine milk with the seeds paying extra attention to ensure all the chia seeds are coated.
Top with another ¼ cup raspberries.
Cover and let sit in the fridge for a few hours or as long as overnight.
Training specific: If consuming after exercise add a small banana to make this the perfect post exercise recovery meal.
Serving option: serve with a dollop of coconut yoghurt and a sprinkle of cacao nibs.
Tip: Preparing the pudding in a jar is a great way of turning this into a totally transportable meal.