Matcha Chia Pudding For Strength and Energy

Matcha and chia together make this a superfood super-pudding!

In only 1 oz. of chia seed you get:

  • 10 g of dietary fiber
  • 4.7g of protein
  • 17% of your daily calcium
  • 23% of your daily magnesium

Cool, creamy, and packed with antioxidants, this chia seed pudding starts with a milk and cream (dairy or non-dairy) base. To that I add, matcha and Wellesse Liquid Iron to help restore your body’s energy levels and reduce fatigue. You can also add in a serving of Wellesse B-Complex Complete for a comprehensive boost of metabolism support!

Matcha Chia Pudding

  • 1 Cups Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream (or full-fat coconut milk, chilled)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp liquid stevia (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp Wellesse Liquid Iron supplement
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Matcha Powder
  • ¼ Cup Chia Seeds

Mix all ingredients, except matcha and chia seeds, until well combined, use a food processor or blender for convenience. Whisk in matcha, and then fold in chia seeds. Refrigerate 1-2 hours until thickened.

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Nothing works in isolation in our body. Identifying all of the processes one antioxidant or nutrient is part of or responsible for is an incredibly difficult task. 

Add to that the physiological differences in every unique human body and we are left making healthy decisions using general guidelines and recommendations rather than hard numbers.

To figure out what levels of any nutrient, dietary supplement or food may be best for you given your health status, activity level, current dietary intake and goals, it is important to sit down with a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in your area of need or type of goal. If you want to lose weight, go to someone who specializes in this, if you have Type 1 diabetes and you are an athlete, go to a RD who works with diabetic athletes.

 

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If you are tired of swallowing yet another pill, try taking liquid supplements instead.  It does make taking your essential supplements each day a little easier, and the quality of ingredients tends to be higher grade in order to make them work well in liquid form.  They’re easy to mix into protein shakes, morning smoothies, or to take as a straight shot!

 

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Tropical Protein Powerhouse Smoothie

This smoothie is a powerhouse!

Its full of vitamins to boost your immune system, and protein for lean muscle building. Mangos and Pineapples contain loads of vitamin C to shield your body from illnesses and promote healthy healing.  

This recipe is made creamy by the frozen fruit and coconut milk. If you are not a fan of coconut milk, you can sub in any milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy). To make this a complete meal, I used Wellesse’s Protein complete. This makes this smoothie very filling.  You can also add other Wellesse supplements if you use them, like Multivitamin+ or Calcium with Vitamin D3 and they will only make it healthier and taste better ~

Mango-Pineapple Pina Colada Smoothie

•    ½ Cup Pinneapple, frozen 
•    ½ Cup Mango, frozen
•    3/4 Cup Lite Coconut milk
•    ½ Cup Ice Cubes
•    2 Packets of Stevia or other sweetener of choice
•    ¼ Cup Coconut Flakes
•    Pinch of Salt
•    2 TBSP- 1 Serving of Wellesse Protein Complete

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