“Dude, what’s in the jar?”, how the conversation (to someone new to my pre-workout meal routine) usually starts. I’ve had this conversation enough times to get a t-shirt printed (decided to settle for a blog post). The guesses range from fish eggs to exotic indian seeds.
My latest nutrition experiment has been consuming chia seeds as my pre-workout meal of choice. I’ve taken to liking this option so much, that it’s become part of my daily routine.
So, why chia seeds?
2 tablespoons of chia seeds contain:
- 11 g of fibre
- 4 g of protein (my base uses whey protein with raw milking, jacking this number up to 15 g)
- 9 g of Fat
- 77 mg of Calcium
- 44 mg of Potassium
- 1 mg of Zinc
There are plenty of recipes online one can experiment with to find their perfect chia seed pudding.
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, soaked overnight in
- 500-600ml of raw milk (feel free to use coconut milk), 1 scoop of whey protein of choice, 2 tablespoons of raw double cream greek yoghurt.
Use this as your base, you can then top up your jar with literally anything you fancy, fruits, nuts,… go crazy.
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