Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Protein Chia Pudding

I had this after my workout a few days ago. It was very tasty and full of protein to rebuild the muscle tissue I just broke down =) If you like chia - and it's unusual texture - you'll love this.

Chia is a superfood. It has tons of protein, healthy fats, fibre, and gives you long-lasting energy. And yes, it IS the seed that grows those goofy ch-ch-chia pets. Who knew one of the most nutritious foods on the planet is only used to decorate our porches?

I want to talk more about chia and it's benefits but I gotta go workout!
Here's what some are saying!
Here's another good site talking about it's benefits.
Or just google it.ORR read Brendan Brazier's books. He is an elite endurance athlete who is a vegan and mainly raw. He talks loads about hemp, chia, flax, etc.

Muscle-building Chia Pudding: makes 1 serving
2 Tb chia seeds
1/2 cup water
1 Tb hemp
1 Tb ground flaxseed
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t vanilla extract 
Handful of raisins
Honey (optional)
Mix water with chia and let it gelatinize a little, add other ingredients and flavour to your liking. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Tara said...

Hey there! Excuse my ignorance, but when you say "hemp" is this hemp protein powder? Or something else.... Thanks for your AMAZING recipes!! xx

Emily von Euw said...

Haha i mean whole hemp seeds, but the powder would work too.

Tara said...

Doh! I realized how stupid that comment was when I decided to go make it sans the hemp.... I have hemp hearts in my fridge and thought - this must be what she's talking about. Protein powder would be a bit odd me thinks. This was absolutely DELICIOUS by the way. I added some chopped up banana... YUM!! Thank you!

Emily von Euw said...

Haha glad you liked it ;)

Anonymous said...

Honey is not vegan.

Anonymous said...

That depends on the person love (:
And it does say optional, you could always use maple syrup instead :p

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