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Strawberries sans shortcake
It’s not that often that I write about snacks on this blog, and I’m trying to make up for that this year, with a few more ideas on what to eat when you’re hungry but not eating a meal proper.
Today’s particular snack is one I’ve been having after a run. It’s just enough to help me recover without making me so full that it’s hard to have lunch or dinner a few hours later.
It’s got fresh fruit for vitamin C and potassium, healthy omega-3 fatty acids a bit of medium-chain fatty acids — all great post-run for recovery and fighting inflammation.
Though, of course, you don’t need to go for a run to enjoy this. Any old time between meals is a great time. That said, you might want to eat this with some floss handy. Chia and hemp love to grunge up a perfectly good smile (be we won't hold it against them because they're so good for us).
Strawberry-Banana Power Bowl
5-7 strawberries, quartered
1 banana, sliced
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 tablespoon hemp seed
Coconut milk, to taste
Maple syrup, to taste
Layer strawberries and banana in a bowl. Drizzle with coconut milk and maple syrup. Top with chia and hemp. Serves one.
Tip: I like to buy one of those miniature cans of coconut milk and put it in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to make your power bowl, open the can, pour the milk into a small bowl and then stir the cream and the liquid together. You’ll get something about the consistency of yogurt.