Qunioa puffs?! We happened to stumble upon these when developing a nutrition bar recipe. Quinoa is one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein, offering all the essential amino acids required in a healthy balanced diet. Add this crunchy addition to any yogurt, oatmeal, or baking recipe and gain 7g of protein per serving. Today we paired them with plain Greek yogurt, fresh seasonal figs, and drizzle of local honey- a must try! Find them at nuts.com.
Improve the quality of you diet by swapping your toast toppings of cookie butters, processed chocolate hazelnut spreads, and margarines to WHOLE FOOD avocado butter! This transition will reduce your sugar cravings and increase satiety with the power of nature's healing fats. Avocado is not only delicious but offers dietary fiber and a broad spectrum of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin K and B vitamins like B5, B6 and folic acid. Below we used topped our 100% whole wheat toast with 1/3 medium sized avocado and some coarse sea salt. Enjoy!
3/4 cup almond, skim, soy, or coconut milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup strawberries or other fruit
Maple syrup to drizzle
In small jar or container combine chia seeds and almond milk. Close container and shake until combined. Leave in refrigerator 2-3 hours or overnight to gelatinize. Serve with strawberries and drizzle maple syrup on top for a treat.
Chia seeds are nutritionally packed powerhouses full of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Try this recipe to expand your chia horizon and incorporate them into your diet. Chia seed pudding is an excellent overnight grab and go breakfast with the consistency of tapioca pudding. Pair with any fruit you like!