Banana Bread Chia Pudding and a Snapshot of a Day of my Eats

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Last week I did a facebook live video on my personal facebook page of what a typical day of me eats looks like and since I don’t have all of you on my personal page, I wanted to be sure to share it with you all. I do have a quick disclaimer, this is what I eat to meet the needs of MY body and to fuel MY workouts. In no way am I telling you this is how much you should or shouldn’t be eating. Again, this is what I have found that is properly fueling my body to feel my best and perform at an optimal level. If you have any questions or comments please share in the comment section. So here it goes!

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Breakfast

Every morning I make a shake for breakfast. The supplement company that I use has a dairy-free, gluten free and soy free complete meal replace shake with 24g protein composed of high quality pea and whole grain brown rice plant based protein. I add a scoop of their greens which is a blend of over 30 premium veggies, herbs and botanicals for added nutritional support and a tad bit of Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter.

AM Snack

Around 10am or so I am ready for a snack and I generally am always reaching for a protein bar because it takes the guess work out and is extremely easy to pack. I have a dairy-free, gluten free and soy free protein bar which again contains high quality plant based protein.

Lunch

My lunch is always left overs from dinner the night before or from earlier in the week. In this example I had leftovers from making taco bowls. I always make sure to consume a quality lean protein source (ground turkey), low glycemic carbohydrate (rice), veggies and sometimes a fat (avocado). If I am not having a taco bowl for lunch I am having chicken (or venison, steak, turkey) with a baked sweet potato (or rice) and a steamed veggie.

PM Snack

This snack is always my pre-workout snack. I generally like to have a protein and carb source. Recently my go to has been a tuna packet with rice. I add Franks Hot Sauce for a little added flavor.

Post Workout Snack/Meal

After my workout I always have a shake with greens because I want to flood my body with rich protein and as many vitamins and minerals as possible for muscle recovery and growth. I don’t add anything extra like I do in my morning shake, just the meal replacement shake and a scoop of greens shaken up in my blender bottle.

Dinner

A couple hours after my post workout meal I try to have dinner ready. Dinner is always a protein, carb, veggie and sometimes a fat depending on what I have left in my macro bank. In this example I made fish, smashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and added avocado. My go to dinner protein source is chicken, venison, ground turkey, grass-fed beef, pork or fish.

And that’s it! I try and keep things as simple as possible and if I ever need to change the flavor up I will play with some seasoning blends, add Franks Hot Sauce, have goat cheese instead of avocado, or change up my shakes.

This recipe is so simple to throw together and legit tastes like banana bread! It would be perfect for a quick on the go breakfast or a sweet treat after dinner. Nick wanted me to call this recipe Banana Bread Escargot because he thought they were fish eggs! Men, I tell ya…

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Banana Bread Chia Pudding

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew milk (or other nut milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbslp almond butter
  • 2 tbslp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • small handful of walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Method

  • Place all ingredients except for the walnuts and chia seeds in blender and blend for 10-15 seconds. Pour banana mixture into a large jar, add the chia seeds and walnuts. Place the cover on the jar and shake well and place in the refrigerator for 4+ hours.
  • Top with additional banana and walnuts if desired and dig in.

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