You know, I never really understood the whole peanut butter and jelly thing. It just didn’t really seem like two things that would go together. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that being allergic to nuts meant that I had no idea what peanut butter was like. Or because being in England, I had a completely different idea about what jelly was. It took me a while to realise the whole thing was actually about jam! But since making my own free from butter, I’m obsessed with this strange combo!
Bananas are a bit like marmite. It seems that you either love them, or you hate them. And if you can’t tell by now, I seriously love them! Chopped in my porridge, on top of yogurt or turned into creamy nice cream. I haven’t found a variation that I haven’t completely loved yet.
I never really knew just how amazing bananas are. They’re energy boosting, full of potassium and even help to curb those sugar cravings. Potassium is so important for the body as it helps to keep your heart healthy and helps to regulate your blood pressure. The potassium also helps to keep your brain alert, which is one reason why they make such a good pre-exam snack, or are the perfect choice during that mid-afternoon brain fog. They’re also tummy friendly as the resistant starch has a prebiotic effect. This helps to keep gut bacteria happy, and aids in digestion. This is something that I personally really struggle with, so this is a big bonus for me. Not to mention that they help to normalise bowel function, which is always good.
Chia Seeds have to be one of my all-time favourite superfoods. They’re small, mighty and so versatile. I mean, they can seriously be used in EVERYTHING! Anything from porridge, to scrambled eggs and salad. I know that if I can, I’m gonna add them to my meal. But my absolute favourite way to enjoy them? In a delicious thick and creamy chia pudding.
I could seriously eat chia pudding every day. It’s just one of them things that I never get bored of. And although it may have pudding in the name; it can be eaten any time of the day. I know, pudding for breakfast… It keeps getting better!
I normally eat it with some sort of homemade fruit puree on top, with some fresh fruit. And a sprinkle of my Super Chunky Granola. To say that it’s delicious is an understatement!