Are you a mom looking for a quick and healthy protein snack for your young athlete?
I recently ran a 1/2 marathon and I have to say some of the goodies in the bag were decent. However, my favorite post race fuel was my home made cacao chia pudding. It was decadent and satisfying! The good fat, cacao combo was better than the traditional chocolate mocha people recommend.
If you are a mom juggling teenage sports or tween sports looking to implement healthy protein snacks; look no further. There is no need to feel at loss, frustrated or even worse… give in to sugar. Sugar is an addiction. Sugar is the most difficult one to kick to the curb. It boggles my mind to see how many energy drinks, energy bars are on the market. Half of them contain carcinogenic ingredients and ingredients that trick your body to make you feel full. When the truth is you’re not full…you are delaying true nourishment and jacking your hormones and sugar imbalance. Sugar will store in your fat cells and turn into toxins. Toxins cause inflammation of the skin (acne), headaches, more sugar cravings, moodiness and more.
The good news is that there ARE alternatives that can be quick, healthy, nourishing and satisfying.
I would like to share with you my new favorite chocolate decadent chia pudding that is a healthy protein snack for athletes. Food for fuel!
THE POWER OF CHIA
CACAO CHIA PUDDING “POST WORKOUT DESSERT”
Chia seeds deliver a quick dose of nutrients; Omega-3’s make you feel fuller faster.
Use full fat canned Coconut Milk (Native Forest best brand
2 tablespoons chia
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (full of antioxidants, super food)
a pinch of stevia to sweeten (optional)
*add cinnamon for extra digestive warmth (optional)
Stir it well, then place in the fridge overnight. I find it is best to whisk all the ingredients together and use a flat silicon spatula for mixing.
Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.