One of my secrets to eating healthy is to prepare easy-to-reach, delicious, healthy food at the beginning of the week.
My rule is simple: “Start with something healthy (that’s why I need accessible, pre-made healthy food in my fridge all the time) and, if you're still hungry after, you can go for anything else (most of the time I don’t)."
This chia yogurt recipe is easy to make and is high in calcium & friendly bacteria. I usually will prepare six 5oz glass jars of it to last me the whole week.
One tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more omega-3s than salmon and more antioxidants than blueberries -- the perfect combination for healthy bones and glowing skin.
Chia Seeds also give you tons of energy, help to curb cravings and, because they can absorb many times their size/weight in liquid, they are great for preventing dehydration.
Ingredients (for one 5oz jar):
+ 2 tbs chia seeds (per 5 oz of liquid)
+ 5 oz almond milk or coconut milk
+ 1 capsule of good-quality probiotics (find them in the refrigerated section of your health food store)
+ A few fruits & granola (I used mango and peach slices )
+ Low-glycemic sweetener (agave, stevia, raw honey, maple syrup grade B, yacon syrup )
1. Put chia seeds & dry fruits in container
2. Mix other ingredients in your milk. Add contents of probiotic gellule + sweetener of your choice + depending on your palate here are some amazing options: Matcha tea (for a burst of polyphenols) - Vanilla extract - Lucuma (Gives a caramel taste and is rich in minerals iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3, beta carotene and fiber) - Raw Cacao - Super-Fruit Powder - fresh berries, etc… The idea is to make that milk super yummy.
3. Pour milk in containers with seeds and fruits
4. Shake well so the seeds don’t stick to the bottom
5. Let the seeds expand overnight in the fridge (you may need to shake or mix again before eating)