June 7, 2018 at 9:24 am #70893
Hi BodyTrim community
I have recently found some Chia pudding recipes online that claim to be a good “protein snack”, but I wanted to open this up to you folk as I am no expert.
Core ingredients are: 2 tablespoons chia seeds, 1 cup of milk (I am using coconut milk) and half a teaspoon of both vanilla essence and stevia sweetener. The cool thing about this pudding is all the different styles you can cook:
-Peanut butter and raspberries blended into the milk (think peanut butter and jam)
-Cocoa Powder & crushed nuts (macadamia nuts sound good)
-coconut flakes and lemon zest
-Soaking any choice of tea bag in the milk overnight will also help give you heaps of different flavors
So as you can see, I am pretty excited about this dish, which I why I wanted to check with you that this dish is actually Bodytrim compliant?
Let me know your thoughts
June 7, 2018 at 1:06 pm #70906
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 🙂
BT Nutritionist 🙂
June 12, 2018 at 10:03 am #71233
Thanks Dale for posting this question – I opened my computer today to ask the very same thing! I made some pudding on the weekend with coconut milk and just had it with a few cacao nibs – must say I just like it plain but thanks BT Nutritionist I may try with almond milk.
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