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FIT FOODIE BATTLE: THE WATER BALLOON FIGHT OF CHIA SEEDS!

September 26, 2015

Water balloon fights are not just part of summer fun, but if your imaginative like my self, they filtrate into the world of health! Just like the popular infomercial Cha Chia Pet, these magical Chia Seeds expand like water balloons in your tummy when paired with water or other liquids.  The battle begins the moment you decide if you go wet or dry on your #zenonaplate!  It's a fact that Chia Seeds grow exponentially when combined with water, so it's a for sure winner in the fit foodie battle to go wet over dry!  The water effect pushes weightloss to the edge and reduces the battle of the bulge because  Chia Seeds with water keep you satisfied longer!  Chia Seeds have extra  ammunition in the battle of weight loss and to maintain a healthy weight : 

 

  • High in Protein, Fiber, Fat, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3’s

  • Support Heart Health

  • Stabilizes Blood Sugar

  • High Quality Protein

  • Detoxification

  • Anti-inflammatory Properties

  • Weight loss- Essential Fatty Acids which speed metabolism

  • Energizing food

  • Fiber and Nutrient rich food- provide fiber, iron, calcium, niacin, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus
2 tablespoons of Chia = 7 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, 5 grams omega-3

 

 

WATER BALLON FIGHT BY

 

  • CHIA PUDDING, YOGURT, OR MOUSSE

  • CHIA BEVERAGE – Add to juice, water, coconut milk, or other liquid drinks

  •  BAKED RECIPES- Muffin, Cookies, Cakes or Bread Recipes you can upgrade a recipe by adding a Tablespoon or Two to the recipe.

  • SMOOTHIES: Throw them into a smoothie!

 

SPECIAL ZEN ON A PLATE FAT BURNING PB& J CUPCAKE 

DAIRY FREE, GLUTEN FREE, AND NO REFINED SUGARS 

 

 

CUP CAKE INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cup of gluten free oat flour

1 Banana (remove peel and split in half , put in blender)

¾ Avocado (replacement of coconut oil) (remove skin and pit) (Blender)

¼ cup of Xylitol (can use stevia if you don’t have this)

1 tsp of salt

½ tsp of baking soda

½ cup of Powdered Peanut butter ( I used Just Great Stuff Brand)

1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

½ cup of Agave light sweetener

3 Egg Whites

½ to ¼ cup of unsweetened almond milk

1 scoop Protein powder (plant based vanilla recommended) I used Vega

Olive or coconut oil to grease pan

1 Tablespoon of Chi Seeds

 

FROSTING

1 small 6 oz coconut milk yogurt Greek style

½ cup of blackberries

¼ cup of agave light

1 Tablespoon of Powdered Peanut Butter

1 Tablespoon of Stevia

1 tsp of cornstarch (for thickening)

 

DIRECTIONS

*Heat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Gather all ingredients and grease muffin pans with coconut oil.

*In a blender take avocado and banana and blend until it’s a puree form.  Then pour to large bowl and combine the rest of the liquid ingredients and then pour all the dry ingredients except for the Chia seeds. Stir and blend until batter is consistent and then fold in the one Tablespoon of Chia Seeds and stir around. Once finished take ¼ measuring cup to scoop up batter and pour in muffin tins. It should be enough for 10- 12 muffin  cakes. Then put in oven for 25 minutes. Take out  Let it cool for 25 minutes.

 

FROSTING

In a blender take all the ingredients for the frosting and blend. If you don’t have a blender then mash the blackberries first and then blend with the remaining ingredients. Put in the fridge for an hour. Use a spoon to decorate the baked cup cakes with frosting.  Take 1 teaspoon t- ½ Tablespoon is enough per cupcake. 

 

NOTES:  Garnish with remaining blackberries, vegan chocolate chips or coconut flakes. You can replace the egg whites with egg replacer or flax seed for vegan

 

 

FAT BURNING RATIO MIX: 

HEALTHY CARB: OAT FLOUR, BANANA,

                FIBER: BLACKBERRIES, CHIA SEEDS

                PROTEIN: POWDERED PEANUT BUTTER, PROTEIN, COCONUT  MILK  YOGURT, EGG WHITES, AND CHIA SEEDS

HEALTHY FAT: AVOCADO, COCONUT MILK YOGURT

 

DISCLAIMER: The nutritional and well-being information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional nutritional or  medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition

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