Summer loving

Tropical Chia Pudding

Chia has been known to be used as a daily detox, aid in digestion and help to convince your tummy that your full! I try and incorporate it into my meals and recipes daily. It is a small seed that expands when moist. So when consumed it continues to expand and create a satisfied and full feeling. But because its very gelatin like when it expands its able to help move your food through the bowels and out of your system!!

So I am excited to share my recipe. I got the base of the recipe from my sister and best friend Brittany Michelle she’s an amazing stylist, makeup artist and hair dresser. Her recipe is located on her blog.

I wanted to create something that would remind me of a warm summer day and laying out catching some rays. Hope it inspires you to try your own version!!

Ingredients:
•1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
•1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
•3 cups banana purée*
•4 kiwis
•1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
•1/4 cup of stevia natural sweetener
•1/4 -1/2 cup of chia*

*the amount of chia for the recipe will depend on how you prefer it’s texture. The longer it sits the more gelatinous it becomes.

*Banana Purée: take 2 bananas and 8 oz of water and place in a blender. Blend until it becomes milky. (This will help the flavor of the pudding)

In a large mixing bowl add all of your wet ingredients first. then gently mix in your chia seeds, and then your remaining ingredients. Set in a Tupperware sealed container to set in fridge over night.

If you meal prep than this is a great recipe to try. It makes a pretty large batch and should last through the week. **Remember the consistency may change due to the chia expanding** but it would be great as fuel after a good run or after an intense cardio session. It’s high in natural carbs and potassium and can help your muscles recover.

P.S.

I wanted to add one of my favorite cardio workouts to go along with this summer ready snack:

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I got the workout from one of my fitness magazines. I can always feel the burn after doing it. Remember I’m no expert and I’m in this with you! No harm in learning as we go!!

    XO,
Dez O

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