Energy is such a valuable commodity that food can provide and for that, I do recommend this gorgeous dish. It's packed with so many goodies, healthy fats and protein, that it is the perfect treat for a high activity lifestyle. I used to eat it all the time when I was training for races (I'm on a running hiatus right now...). Give it a try and let me know what you think!
If you wanted to, you could use maple syrup instead of dates to make it sweeter. That's an excellent option that I opted out of simply because I didn't want it too sweet ..
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2-4 medjool dates, soaked and pitted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Combine everything in a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into a cup/bowl and let sit for a few minutes (the chia seeds swell and absorb the liquid)
- Add fresh fruit, fancy toppings, or even coconut cream. Delicious.