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Chia Pudding

Chia, how super is this super food? Many nutrition experts believe chia seeds top the list of functional foods because of their wholesome nutritional properties, it is able to provide an excellent source of phyto-nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids (ฮฑ-Linolenic acid), anti-oxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber and essential minerals; calcium, phosporous, iron, manganese, and magnesium. What does this mean? Many of these minerals have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities. Studies have found that that ALA and other omega 3 fatty acids by their virtue of anti-inflammatory actions help lower risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon, and prostate cancers. Adequate quantities of omega-3’s in the diet are essential for maintenance of the nervous system and healthy joints. Chia Pudding *Recipe is makes up 4.5 cups of chia pudding, you can happily store it in the fridge up to 5 days. 1/2 a cup of Chia seeds 2 1/4 cups almond milk Optional flavouring to …

Protein Bites

Great for the in between whether it be school, work, sports, or just because you need something to curb the munch attack without scaling on the red line of the nutritional chart. This recipe is way to simple to for it to be true, also the best way to the almond pulp from the leftover of making delicious almond milk yourself, recipe here. Protein Bites Ingredients 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cup dates 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon cacao powder In the blender add in the dates and almonds, mix on medium-high speed until throughly mixed (about 30 seconds) but not pureed. Stop several times to scrape down the sides. Add in the blended mixture along with remainder ingredients in a bowl, mix well and then spoon the mixture into bite sized balls. Store in a airtight container to keep in the fridge and snack on whenever you feel like you need a protein pick up. I take some out for my long runs as cleaner …

Sesame crusted salmon

    Salmon is one of the better quality protein choices, this isn’t so much because of it’s protein content (although it does rank high) but for it’s rich supply of Omega-3 fatty acids, one of the best sources of Omega-3 you can find. Don’t freak at the word ‘fat’ not all fat is bad for you, these fatty acids helps prevent inflammation, protection from heart disease, aids brain function, and protect the nervous system from damages of aging. When purchasing salmon try steer clear of farmed as they are commonly crammed in pens filled with chemical, waste, and fed synthetic blends. This means less nutritious and likely to be treated with antibiotics you shouldn’t need to introduce to your own body. Buy wild salmon from a reputable source that supports sustainable fishing.   Sesame Crusted Salmon with sweet potato and orange dressed salad. Ingredients One medium sized sweet potato approx 200grams, peeled, thinly sliced. 2 x 150g Salmon fillets, skin on. 2 Tablespoon black or white sesame seeds 1 Teaspoon olive oil 1 Tablespoon …