A bit much? Ok, maybe. But, these are so, so good you must try. Even if you’re a bit ‘texture-weirded-out’, I think you’ll be ok here 🙂 If you pack lunches, want a pre-made breakfast, or need a new post-workout meal, you’re gonna dig it. A lot, a lot.
What’s up with chia? Why are we hearing so much about the health benefits of this “superfood”? There’s high nutritional value in chia and offers our bodies things, like: a serious dose of omega-3 fats, fiber like whoa, big time protein, and more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, to boot.
All this basically means that they are satiating (you won’t feel hungry in an hour), regulating (for the digestive system), and will help regulate your blood sugar (stabilize).
The prep time is super fast. You might have all or most of these ingredients in your kitchen right now (if not, you can find them at any grocery store). Plus, isn’t everything better out of a mason jar?
(Yes, even wine!)
Ingredients: (2-4 servings)
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton)
1/2 cup chia seeds
2-3 tablespoons organic, real maple syrup
1 cup frozen raspberries (or the berry of your choice, fresh or frozen)
1 banana, chopped
A big bowl and a ladle
2-500 ml mason jars, or 4-250 ml mason jars (or just leave in the big bowl)
Optional: 1 tsp vanilla
Optional: top with chopped almonds, walnuts, shaved dark chocolate, or coconut.
In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Love when it’s seriously that simple!
Using a ladle, scoop into mason jars, evenly distributing the fruit, chia, and liquid bits. Make sure the lids on tight and shake the jars well. Pop in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is great, and will last in the fridge about 5 days). Give it a solid shake and eat it up.