With this heat wave upon us we all like a nice cold ice cream or even ice cubes in our drinks, so I decided to try a couple of recipes this morning and after waiting for them to freeze and the obligatory taste test I can now share them with you.
1 dessert spoon of peanut butter (you could also use chia nut butter)
1 scoop of chocolate muscle mousse (you could use chocolate protein power or cocoa powder may do the same job) Muscle mousse is a great low fat, low sugar but high protein dessert which I really like.
All you need to do is place the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth, then pour into ice lolly moulds, place into the freezer and leave for a few hours. I had a bit of mixture left over so poured this into an ice cube tray.
I also had the idea of some unusual ice cubes which can be eaten on their own or be perfect in a cold glass of water, coconut water or lemonade.
For these I just blended some watermelon with 2 teaspoons of chia seeds and a little bit of water then poured into a nice cube tray and topped with a blueberry then froze them, so simple and refreshing.
-1 c frozen strawberries
-1 c frozen mango chunks
-0.5 c orange juice
-1/3 c chia seeds
-1/4 c water
Process all ingredients in a high powered blender and liquefy. Pour into ice-cube or popsicle molds, and freeze.
Thanks to Runners Connect.
I hope you are enjoying the warm weather and that these recipes help to cool you down.
This is a really simple and convenient way to add more chia seeds to your diet!
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.