Recently, I have been experimenting with training fasted, having a long-black coffee and then my first meal of the day is High-Fat and High-Protein. I’m always experimenting with my diet and macronutrients (check with your health-care practitioner before making any drastic changes to your diet).
In a nutshell, the aim of this training and macronutrient choice is to ‘de-activate’ the carbohydrate energy pathway in the body and ‘activate’ the ‘fat using / burning pathway’. So, I’m trying to ‘burn fat’.
Anyway, I have been having chia seed puddings all week, but it wasn’t until I added a few ingredients (namely protein) that I thought… 1) Hey, this is delicious and 2) This is really high protein and would be a PERFECT Breakfast option.
- 2 tbsp. chia seed pudding **prepared prior (super quick recipe – see below)
- Protein powder (1 scoop) I use ‘Rich Chocolate’ by Prana
- Cinnamon (1 tsp.)
- Maple syrup (1 tsp.)
- 1 tsp. cacao spread (I use Mayvers brand) (could also use any nut butter)
- 1 tbsp.. shredded coconut (I like Woolworths ‘Macro Toasted Coconut Flakes’
- 2 tsp. coconut cream or yoghurt
**Chia seed pudding. Simply, 6 tsp. of dry chia seeds (black) and 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water. Mix and let ‘set’. This will last in the fridge for a week.
In a small mixing bowl, add the protein powder and water (about 3/4 cup to start) and mix. You want it to be at a smooth consistency, not too ‘watery’ and not too ‘dry’ (Add more water if mixture is too dry). Top with 2 tbsp. of chia seed pudding, cinnamon and maple syrup. Mix. I like to add this mixture into a jar or mug before I add my toppings. Add the cacao spread (or nut butter), shredded coconut and coconut cream. Yummy! This also carries really well. I make one in a jar to take to work every day.
1 serve= 240 cals.
25 g P
11 g F
6 g C