Monday, 8 October 2012

Have you added a little protein to you meals today? 

Protein heals and repairs your muscles and cells, and it renews your body. Generally people think about protein as coming from animal meat but milk, eggs, fish, and cheese are all good forms of protein. This is because the body can use most of the protein absorbed from these sources. 

Protein can also come from legumes and nuts. Plant proteins such as grains and nuts are not complete proteins so it is good to mix, but it is a great way of adding extra protein through the day.

Try adding chia seed to you afternoon green smoothie or a handful of nuts to your oats in the morning.  

Some of you might have tried my overnight porridge the other week, here is another one with chia seeds which is really nice. Give it a try for a change from the other one.

Blueberry Maple Porridge


¼ cup uncooked rolled oats
1/3 cup skim milk
¼ cup low-fat Greek yoghurt
1-1/2 tsp dried chia seeds
2 tsp maple syrup
¼ cup blueberries


In a bowl, add oats, milk, yoghurt, chia seeds and maple syrup. Mix until well combined. Add the blueberries and stir until mixed throughout. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Eat chilled.

This lovely breakfast (or afternoon snack) porridge contains 12gr protein.

Yours in Health & Fitness,

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