By: Kaya Turski
Gearing up for some action on the slopes this winter season? Spending most of my time throughout the winter in the mountains, it’s important for me to fuel up in order to perform optimally out in the cold. Whether you’re a professional or a weekend warrior, eating a proper breakfast is crucial when it comes to starting the day off energized and keeping warm.
With this simple recipe, you can get a full nutritional package for a proper start to the morning. This is one of my go-tos wherever I am in the world. My own type of comfort food meets energy booster.
To meet my recommended nutritional intake, I include fruit, dairy, grains, nuts, and seeds, like chia and hemp, both of which are great sources of omega-3 and protein.
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
small handful of almonds
½ cup granola
1 cup yogurt
half a banana, chopped
half an apple, chopped
handful of blackberries
drizzle of honey
1-2 spoons peanut or almond butter
Note: Soaking chia seeds before consumption aids in slowing digestion, which means you feel full for a longer period of time.
Before you prepare the ingredients, mix in the chia seeds into the yogurt so they have some time to soak. The longer the better, but even 5 minutes is enough.
Putting the yogurt as your base in the bowl, add the fruit and then top with coconut shreds, hemp seeds, and the drizzle of honey.
If you like nut butters, smack a gobble of it in the middle and ENJOY!
Other yummy ideas to throw into the bowl: flax seeds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, strawberries and blueberries. For a dairy-free option, try coconut or soy-yogurt.
Kaya Turski is an 8-Time X-Games Gold Medalist and Olympian for Slopestyle Skiing
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