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Making Chia Seed Drinks - the basics

September 07, 2014 0 Comments

   The seeds will take 10-20 minutes to hydrate You are making a real food drink with real food, so it might take a tiny bit of attention and a few extra seconds, but like anything once you've worked out your system, it will become second nature. Add the seeds to an empty bottle, then fill to the top with cold water (or milk). I recommend doing ...
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Cat's Pukka Punka Pizza

September 02, 2014 0 Comments

When Cat of Cat's Cradle tweeted us her Pizza recipe that included our Chia Seeds, it looked so delicious we just had to share the recipe with you (thanks Cat). IngredientsBase:250g Strong White Bread Flour1/2 tsp fast action yeast1/2 tsp salt1 tbsp olive oil150ml lukewarm water1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)1Tbsp wheatgerm (optional) Topping:400g ...
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Katie Keeble - OCR

July 01, 2014 0 Comments

Please could you introduce yourself? What events do you take part in? My name is Katie Keeble, I am 32 years old and enjoy running road races, obstacle races and trail running. I am also working on strength training to potentially compete at crossfit/fitness events.started competing recently. I now do all my training outside and train at a cros...
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Chia Seed Pork Meatballs with Spicy Ginger-Soy Glaze

June 23, 2014 0 Comments

Dinner   Chia Seed Pork Meatballs with Spicy Ginger-Soy GlazeUse super-food chia seeds as a binder for these delicious, flavourful meatballs. Serve over some stir-fried vegetables or try with quinoa, brown rice or noodles.         Ingredients -1 pound ground pork   -3 cloves garlic, minced   -1½ teaspoons fresh grated ginger   -1/3 cup ...
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Grain-Free Chia Buckwheat Pizza

June 23, 2014 0 Comments

Lunch   Grain-Free Chia Buckwheat Pizza This thin crust chia buckwheat pizza is perfect for those who love pizza and want a healthy, nutritious twist to the usual carb-heavy style. Ingredients Pizza Base   -¼ cup chia seeds (whole) -3/4 cup of water -1 tsp dried oregano -3 tbsp unrefined whole grain buckwheat flour (gluten free) -1 tbsp chopped...
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Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast Pudding

June 23, 2014 0 Comments

Breakfast Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast PuddingThis nutritious breakfast bowl can be topped with your favourite fresh fruits and nuts and will keep in the fridge for up to five days! Soaking the chia seeds in vanilla almond milk the night before transforms them into a luxurious, nourishing breakfast.   Ingredients - 2 cups unsweetened almond mi...
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Marathon Training Plans – Do I need one? By Steve Way

June 19, 2014 0 Comments

Marathon Training Plans – Do I need one and if so …… which one! It’s one of the most common questions I get asked on my blog and it’s also one of the most difficult to answer for any specific individual. In my opinion the answer very much depends on where you are in your marathon “journey” and how close you are to reaching your potential. If yo...
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Training Plan for a Sprint Newbie by Katie J Synge

June 10, 2014 0 Comments

Triathlon is a sport open to all, great fun with and as a result of its increasing profile - offers something for all ages, ability and ambition. However with three disciplines, it is also time consuming and can be hard to know how to balance training across the disciplines. I have written you a short blog to offer some advice from experience as...
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Chia Seeds & Type 2 Diabetes

June 02, 2014 0 Comments

Reading up on Chia seeds usage in the diet of a Diabetic states that they can be useful in helping to slow down digestion, however we are not medics, and we always recommend you read up, inform yourself and make your own decisions. There are numerous articles about chia seeds and diabetes on the web and a recent tweet by Leicester Diabetes Centr...
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Mike does the Cateran 110

May 29, 2014 0 Comments

This year's Cateran Ultramarathon saw plenty take to the track for the 55mile race. As well as the usual, it was also the first year for the DOUBLE Cateran, that's right a 110 mile race. We met Ultrarunner Mike Raffan of the blog Sum Running Stuff who was chomping down some of our Chia Charge Flapjacks (among other things) to get him through the...
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Steve Way - The UK 100km Champion

May 23, 2014 0 Comments

   Please introduce yourself My name is Steve Way and I am the ripe old age of 39¾ . I will be celebrating turning into an official Veteran of the sport of running by representing England in my first major games in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games marathon at the end of July. My primary distances are marathons and 100km's and I have already had a ...
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Coco-Nut Chia Blast Shake

May 20, 2014 0 Comments

   You will need - 250 ml of unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of your choice)- 1/4 cup coconut milk- 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder- 2 tablespoons agave nectar (or 3 tablespoons sugar)- 1 tablespoon chia seeds- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder- 4 ice cubes Method Blend all ingredients for one minute or until smooth...
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