Ever wonder if the Greek gods ate a diet of Greek yogurt? I think they might have.
Pair it with some healthy fruit and healthy seeds to create this quick recipe for a protein-packed superfood treat to revive&energize!
As the mighty Zeus says…
“For a true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”
So why these ingredients?
Chia seeds: A superfood of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, chia seeds have been proven to show amazing nutritional benefits. Consuming chia seeds as a dietary fat source can lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or the”good” cholesterol. Chia is great for regulating blood insulin levels, can be digested whole, provide rich Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, important antioxidants and minerals, and are gluten-free! Best of all, they have satiating effects, leaving you feeling full with just a spoon-full. More on chia here: http://wp.me/p2CRW5-UF
Buckwheat Groats: Buckwheat has been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure. They are rich in flavonoids, and help control blood sugar. Studies have even shown that buckwheat can lower risks of developing diabetes and gallstones. Buckwheat contains plenty of plant lignans, which our body converts to enterolactone–which is shown to protect against breast cancer and heart disease!
Hemp Seeds: Hemp is a powerfood that contains all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids which our body cannot produce. It contains a high amount of protein that is easily digestible. Like chia, hemp contains the mighty Omega-3’s and polyunsaturated fatty acids, an A+ for cardiovascular health and immune system strength. Hemp can even aid the health of those who suffer from immune deficiency disease, as a great source of phytonutrients.
Cranberries: Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber!
Pears: High in fiber, vitamins, and are high in quercetin–an antioxidant shown to prevent cancer and artery damage that could lead to heart problems. (Don’t peel the pears, the quercetin is in the skin!)
Greek Yogurt: PROTEIN, PROTEIN, PROTEIN! Also plenty of probiotics to keep your GI system workin’. In fact, this protein packed power snack has over 20 grams of protein!
Ingredients: 1 organic ripe pear, diced 1/2 cup Fage non-fat Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp organic Chia seeds 1 Tbsp sliced almonds 1 Tbsp dried cranberries, optionally dusted in vanilla whey protein powder 1 Tbsp organic buckwheat groats 1 Tbsp organic hemp seeds Mix all ingredients together and enjoy this filling snack. It's as simple as that. If you prefer a sweeter taste, drizzle some organic agave nectar over the yogurt for a low glycemic, Jain friendly sweetener.