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Smoothie bowl

Recipe:

Raw Vegan Gluten Free

Prep time: 5 min

Use organic ingredients in order to avoid all the chemicals, hormones and GMO’s.

Ingredients for overnight oatmeal with Chia seeds (first layer):

½ oats (gluten-free)

¼ cup Chia seeds

20 g pumpkin seeds

20 g vegan protein

1 tbsp Maca

Almond milk (½ cup)

Ingredients for raspberries mousse:

¼ cup frozen raspberries

20 g vegan protein

Almond milk (3-4 tbsp)

1 tbsp of hemp seeds

Ingredients for topping:

6 blackberries

6 frozen raspberries

6 blueberries

6 goji-berries

Steps: 

  1. Mix it all the ingredients for overnight oatmeal with Chia seeds together in a mixer, leave it over night covered in your refrigerator.
  2. Next day blend your raspberry mousse ingredients together in a blender for 3 min to make a firm soft ice mass, place it in top of the overnight oatmeal.
  3.  Place your topping

Enjoy your delicious super food meal.

A power pack of top quality nutrients for excellent optimal health and peak performance results.

 

Health benefits of Chia seeds

Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet, they are loaded with nutrients and very few calories.

They are full of fibers, clean protein, omega 3, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, Zinc, potassium, vitamin B 1 and B 2.

They provide ongoing energy and are one of the best building blocks you can get in your recovery process.

This snack is for excellent fitness results and radiant health. Nurture and thieve

 

Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds’ lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids — specifically, of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.

Fiber

Fiber is associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber, with a whopping 10 grams in only 2 tablespoons. That is one-third of the daily recommended intake of fiber per day.

Antioxidants

Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. They last almost two years without refrigeration.

Minerals

Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.

Satiety

Satiety is the feeling of being full and satisfied, which helps lower food cravings between meals. The combination of protein, fiber and the gelling action of chia seeds when mixed with liquids all contribute to their satiating effects.

Gluten-Free

Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.

Can Be Digested Whole

Unlike flaxseeds, which are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and minerals, chia seeds do not need to be ground in order to obtain their nutrient.

Dyslipidemia

A study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” showed that chia seeds as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or “good” cholesterol. The study also found that when substituting chia seeds for other fat sources, such as corn oil, the ALA was able to prevent high triglyceride levels and reduce central obesity.

Blood Sugar Regulation

Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.

 

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