month and to give you a tasty treat for the long weekend, we wanted to share a UCAN recipe we LOVE thanks to @nutritionmechanic
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May we present to you the OVERNIGHT UCAN COCOACHIA PORRIDGE! Steady energy in a jar? Talk about yummy goodness!
here’s the recipe:
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2/3 cup water (split into half, so 2 x 1/3 cup)
25 gram scoop of UCAN Cocoa or Chocolate UCAN
1 scoop Whey grass-fed plain protein powder (11 grams of protein; you can use protein powder of choice)
1 Tbsp cacao nibs (she uses Navitas)
1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 oz raw pecan halves
few dashes of cinnamon
Use a 8 oz (250 ml) Mason jar or equivalent container with a tight-fitting lid. Add the chia, 1/3 cup water, UCAN, protein powder, cacao nibs, coconut, pecans, cinnamon, and the remaining 1/3 cup water. Put the lid on tightly and shake really well. Store in refrigerator overnight and enjoy the next day!
Note that if you want a much thicker consistency, you can decrease the water amount. This mixture was not extremely thick, nor too soupy or gel-like (from the chia), perfect for your palate. The chocolate-y UCAN and cacao nibs makes the porridge very rich-tasting and enjoyable.
Basic nutrition information:
33 grams carbohydrate (10 grams fiber / 1.5 gm sugar)
18 grams protein (may increase if use UCAN Chocolate with protein versus UCAN Cocoa)
25 grams fat
1.5 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein
You’ll notice this is NOT a low-calorie, wimpy porridge. It is a metabolically efficient meal that provides good “sticking power” with its ingredients. Due to the higher fat content/higher fiber content, you’ll want to eat this at least an hour before any workouts for ample digestion time. It provides steady energy powered by SuperStarch and it tastes great!