Home Forums Eat Chia PUdding?? as a snack? Reply To: Chia PUdding?? as a snack?

#70906

BT Nutritionist
Keymaster

Hi Dale,

Great to hear from you!

2 Tbsp of chia seeds should give you about 6g of protein which is similar to the amount of protein found in 1 egg and would therefore be a suitable amount for a protein snack.

Coconut milk tends to be higher in saturated fats and calories, an unsweetened (no added sugar) almond milk would be a better option to use.

Soaking a tea bag in milk overnight is a great idea and would be the most suitable of the above recipes.

Cocoa powder and crushed nuts: Cocoa powder is fine, but just be careful not to go overboard with the nuts- remember no more than 1 serve per day of these.

Coconut flakes & lemon zest: Lemon zest is fine. Coconut flakes/desiccated coconut should be treated like nuts so again don’t go overboard with this ingredient- as with nuts, no more than 1 serve per day.

Peanut Butter & Raspberries: We generally don’t recommend the addition of fruits to protein snacks so don’t go overboard- a very small handful should be sufficient. Peanut butter may be added so long as you don’t consume more than the 1 serve a day allowance for nuts.

You could also try cinnamon and a small amount/drop of honey, or Orange zest with cocoa.

This would be suitable as a once a day protein snack option.

Let us know how you go with these recipes! We would be keen to hear 🙂

Kindest Regards,

BT Nutritionist 🙂