Quick Fuel Snack

I often find myself running around with no time to prepare healthy meals in advance. So I always make sure to keep certain Superfoods in my cupboards such as Chia Seeds and Goji Berries. Here’s an example of a quick snack I make for myself; I simply put chia seeds and goji berries in water and let it sit for about 15 minutes or until the seeds and berries absorbs the water and becomes soft and gelatinous. If you happen to have coconut water – even better!!

Goji berries are a rich source of antioxidants such as flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids and vitamin C, E and A. The goji berry contains 500 times more vitamin C per weight than an orange and on average have more beta-carotene than carrots. They contain 19 amino acids, including the eight essential amino acids and are a nearly complete source of protein. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, zinc, copper, calcium, selenium, and more iron than spinach.

Chia seeds provide more omega 3 fatty acids than any other plant food. They are also high in fiber and are known to promote endurance and weight loss.The also contain vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and niacin.

 

 

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