Breakfast of champions
I'm whipping up a batch of these delicious Chai and Coconut Custard pots from Pete Evans' cookbook to put in the fridge for breakfast this week. They are super healthy and oh so tasty, I even think I can get my husband to try them. I love the flavour of the vanilla pod and the overdose of coconut. Topped with some fresh berries and nuts they are a great alternative to yoghurt or the mid week toast fix.
Here are 5 reasons to hunt down this recipe and give it a go.
1. Fibre fix
Just 28 grams (one serving) of chia has 11 grams of dietary fibre — about a third of the recommended daily intake. Adding a serving of chia to your diet is an easy way to look after your digestive health.
2. Chock-full of omega-3
Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids – nearly five grams per serving. These fats are important for brain health and also help regulate your mood.
3. Calcium hit
A serving of chia seeds has 18 per cent of the recommended daily intake of calcium, which helps with maintaining bone and oral health, and preventing osteoporosis.
4. Protein punch
Chia seeds also a great source of protein and don't have any cholesterol. One 28 gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein, nearly 10 per cent of the recommended daily intake.
5. The secret trip
Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is also found in chia seeds. It helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood, plus a multitude of other wonderful benefits.