Good morning everyone and happy Monday! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
I’ve got a great video to help you start your week off with strength and vitality. And if you feel like you’re dragging on Monday morning, then you’ll definitely want to check out how a little but mighty seed can make you feel amazingly energized and strong.
Chia seeds are used by endurance athletes and marathon runners in cultures known for their running prowess, such as the Tarahumara Tribe of Mexico as explained by Christopher McDougall in his fascinating book, Born to Run. They are small but nutritionally dense seeds that contain a board range of amino acids, vitamins and minerals as well as being the best source of omega-3 essential fatty acids in the plant world. Taking a mixture of chia before your run will fuel you for greater stamina and help you hit your mark with ease.
I’ll also show you a great way to eat the chia in a easy and delicious recipe. This coconut yogurt/pudding can be had on it’s own or with granola for a powerhouse breakfast that will have you feeling energized all morning long.
Once you’ve watched the video, I want to hear from you! Have you tried Chia and if so, what effects did you notice? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a great Monday everyone and stay healthy, happy and well!
Coconut Chia Yogurt
- Meat of one coconut
- Coconut water from the same coconut (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
- 1 cup of fruit
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (grade B) or 1/3 cup mulberry’s
- Dash vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp chia
Blend the first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass container, stir in the chia, cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes but as long as 12 hours. Enjoy on its own or with granola or cut up fruit.