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Low-Carb High Protein Pudding

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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.)
  • Toppings:
    • 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.

Method:

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.

Enjoy! X

MACROS:

1 serve= 240 cals.

25 g P

11 g F

6 g C

 

 

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