I don’t like to label my diet. I like to eat mindfully and analyze how I feel after eating specific foods. For me, I enjoy lower carb alternatives because they don’t retain as much water, and therefore don’t cause bloat (something i’ve struggled with in the past).
I used to eat oatmeal EVERY DAY, and I loved it! But, our bodies are constantly changing, and I’ve learned since that I can no longer tolerate such large amounts of carbs.
Instead, I opt for chia pudding, an excellent alternative! Here’s what makes chia pudding so great:
– high in protein/fat
– high in fiber
– excellent source of omega-3’s
– low glycemic index
Just a jar of it is enough to fill me up for HOURS. The high protein/fat content is what makes them satiating and naturally low on the glycemic index (so they don’t spike blood sugar). The omega-3’s and the low glycemic index of chia pudding are extremely beneficial to the skin, and give you that clear, vibrant glow.
What I like the most about this superfood, however, is how sustainable it is! It’s filling and doesn’t give you an energy spike/crash, but rather some steady, stable energy that fuels you up all day long.
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp vanilla protein
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
3/4 cup nut milk
- Combine all ingredients in a sealable jar, (whisk in chia seeds thoroughly to make sure there are no clumps), then store in the fridge overnight.
- Add any desired toppings.