This post-workout snack offers up to 80 billion probiotic organisms per serving and the perfect ratio of carbohydrates and protein to help replenish and refuel after a session at the gym or an intensive yoga workout. You can even enjoy it as a quick and filling breakfast or as an afternoon snack to help tide you over until dinner. I love eating my blueberries frozen for a nice refreshing but, but option to defrost them first if desired.
Combine the kefir and chia seeds in a bowl or mason jar and mix until well combined. Add vanilla if using.
Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
When ready to serve, mix in frozen berries until well incorporated.*
Serve with more berries on top if desired.
Use Fresh Kefir
The closer the kefir is to its expiry date, the less probiotic cultures will be alive. Consuming fresh kefir, or kefir furthest away from its expiry date will ensure the maximum amount of beneficial cultures.
Use any fruit you like. Bananas are a great post-workout snack if you need that larger hit of carbs. If using bananas, slice them on fresh in before you are ready to eat.
Fresh vs Frozen Berries
If you prefer not to eat berries while they are frozen, mix the frozen berries into the chia and kefir and let them defrost for the 4 hours setting time, or overnight. Or option to use fresh berries instead.
Try adding 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup or 1 tablespoon of homemade jam to the chia and kefir before letting it set. For a chocolate kefir chia pudding whisk in 1 tbsp of cacao powder and 1 tsp honey.