These whole less processed overnight chia porridge jars are great for your on the go mornings, or even as a post workout meal.
Let’s be honest, when we workout we put a lot of effort into what we do. Often we don’t reward this hard workout the right way and forget how important proper meal planning is along with the type of meal we eat.
The right foods can only give you the results your body needs. Not all calories are created equal and therefore we need to take this important fact into account.
So, how do we know what is best? As we are all different, plus the variations in our workouts and also being unique in our own way, we need to focus on finding the right balance.
Tips how we can do this is by adding more whole foods into our lifestyle, along with adequate amount of proteins and fiber.
So, when we workout we use up the glycogen stores for fuel, but please note the more intense the workout the more glycogen we use.
After your workout, your body tries to rebuild its glycogen stores and repair and regrow those muscle proteins.
Eating the right nutrients soon after you exercise can help your body get this done faster. It is particularly important to eat carbs and protein after your workout.
The right meal post workout will:
Decrease muscle protein breakdown.
Increase muscle protein synthesis
Restore glycogen stores.
Yield: 2 pax
Base Chia Layer:
1/3 Cup Chia seeds
1 Cup macadamia nut milk
1 Serving of Nuzest Wild Strawberry Clean Lean Protein
2 Fresh Strawberries
Almond strawberry Granola layer:
1/3 Cup oatmeal
1 Tbsp almond flakes
1 Tbsp dehydrated strawberries
Coconut vanilla layer:
1/2 Cup of coconut yoghurt
1 Serving Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Clean Lean Protein
For the chia seed base, first start by blending the Macadamia nut milk, Clean Lean Strawberry protein, fresh strawberries together until well blended, add the chia seeds and leave overnight.
The next morning, scoop out your chai base layer into your jars, second layer your mixture of oatmeal, almond + strawberries, finally topping it with your blended coconut protein vanilla yoghurt.
Sprinkle with some fresh berries (Low GI) slow releasing carbohydrates from the oatmeal and berries.