coconuts with Chi this summer
As the temperature rises here in the UK we all want something refreshing to ease us into the summer heat. We here at Chi bring to you 5 creative and coconutty ideas to use your Chi and chill out this season.
1.) Summer Coconut Popsicles
Beat the heat with these 100% natural homemade coconut water popsicles! Add in some fresh fruit to get a serving of your five a day. Stick your popsicles in the freezer, wait 8 hours or overnight and enjoy your frozen lolly. Check out the recipe here.
2.) Coconut Raspberry Ice Cream
What better way to cool down this summer than this decadent looking Coconut raspberry ice cream! This DIY frozen treat is delicious, free from dairy, refined sugars and vegan friendly! Get the recipe here.
3.) Watermelon Coconut Summer Slushie
Skip the artificial colours and flavours and added sugars and chill out with this healthy DIY Watermelon Coconut slushie cooler. Full recipe here.
4.) Coconut Acai Bowl
Use coconut milk in your next acai bowl for a coconutty spin! You could also step up your topping game with some added coconut flakes or fresh berries for an added fibre and antioxidant boost! To get the recipe click here.
5.) Maple Iced Coconut Coffee
Kick start your morning and get your daily caffeine fix with this chilled Maple Coconut Coffee. The maple twist in your morning coffee will surely be a sweet start to your morning. Full recipe here.
I want to be healthy!
Working full time, taking care of your family and other activities, eating healthy isn’t easy everyday! When you don’t have time to cook, it’s so tempting to rush into buying junk food. So because we want you fit and lean, we have prepared for you a meal plan for your busy days. The key to make healthy and quick meals is to have all the items on hand that it will be easier and faster to make healthy choices. Also try to cook during the weekend for the week ahead, and store your meals in a fridge.
Breakfast is the meal that we have less time to eat, most of the time the breakfast we eat it on the go to work/school. So this is what you should eat to kick start your day
1 piece of fruit (at least) such as banana, orange, blueberries
1 handful of nuts such as walnuts, almonds
1 piece of Toast with some peanut butter
When you eat the right kind of food at lunch, it’ll help you stay full and alert throughout the afternoon.
Quick and easy salad, combine all this ingredients on a plate
2 handful of rocket or spinach
2 slices of smoked salmon
pepper and salt
Snacking can satiate hunger between meals to prevent overeating, here is the best snack to eat
1 Toasted whole grain bread slice
Spread of cottage cheese
Fruit slices such as strawberry, blackberry or pineapple
Eating dinner earlier will help your digestion
Super healthy smoothie
200ml CHI coconut milk or almond milk
2 Tbsp low-fat plain yogurt
1 handful of blueberries or strawberries
1 Tbsp hemp powder
2 tsp whey protein powder
3 ice cubes
2 Tbsp oats.
Blend all these ingredients in a food processor and drink it!
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in my breakfast
Do you skip breakfast in the morning? Or find your breakfast habits tend to be slightly repetitive? We all know it can sometimes be difficult to find new and exciting ideas to make your breakfast that extra bit special; especially for those early wake ups where you’re still half asleep! At Chi, we believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and should not be skipped. It kick-starts your metabolism, keeps you feeling fuller for longer and will stop you fighting against those cheeky cravings through the day.
Chi Coconut oil in my breakfast? What?!
Chi Coconut Oil is the perfect ingredient to spruce up your morning meals. It adds a subtle sweetness and a healthy dose of fat to help fuel your body, aid digestion and help to burn fat along the way. Winner!
So ditch the toast with butter or cereal and milk, and give these tasty, healthy Chi breakfasts a go.
Coconut Oil, Banana and Apple Porridge
Ingredients – Serves 1
1 tablespoon Chi coconut oil
1/4 of an apple, thinly sliced & chopped
1/2 banana, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten free, if needed)
1 cup milk (Chi coconut milk, almond milk…)
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
optional: dark chocolate chips
- Heat Chi Coconut oil over medium heat until melted.
- Add in sliced apples and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
- Add in bananas and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
- Pour in oats and stir together with apples & bananas for 1 minute.
- Stir in Chi Coconut Milk, honey, cinnamon and salt.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently until thick and creamy. Serve hot.
For those who don’t have time in morning you can prepare the night before 😉
Toast with Coconut Oil, Blueberries, Banana and Chocolate
Whole Wheat or Gluten Free Bread
Spread of of 1tbsp Chi Coconut oil (melted)
Dark Cacao nibs
Chi coconut oil in your hot beverage
Put 1tsp of Chi coconut oil in your regular coffee or in your tea, the smell of the coconut will wake you up.
Benefit of Chi coconut oil
Starting your day with coconut oil will make a difference on your health.
Don’t forget Chi coconut oil has so many benefits, here are 10 key ones:
- Improve your blood cholesterol level
- Weight loss
- Help your immune system
- Stress relief
- Dental care
- Improve your blood sugar
- Prevent heart disease
- Strengthen bones
- Aid digestion
- Fight infections
We think National Breakfast Week might just be our favourite week of the year! If you’ve been following us on Instagram, then you’ll know why, as this week we’ve been whipping up some healthy breakfasts that are not only delicious, but nutritious too.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we believe that it should NEVER be boring. So check out our recipes below, and wow your loved ones this weekend with a tasty breakfast. (You can thank us later!)
Raw Cacao Pops aka “Healthy Coco Pops”
Makes 4/5 servings
400g Raw Sprouted Buckweat (we used Planet Organic’s)
2 tbsp Chi Coconut Oil (melted)
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tsp baobab or lucuma (we used Aduna Baobab)
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp cacao nibs
Mix coconut oil and buckwheat in a large bowl. Add the cacao powder and baobab, and stir to ensure the buckwheat is evenly coated. (Optional: add maple syrup to taste, and cacao nibs for extra goodness and crunch.)
Serve with chopped bananas and a generous splash of Chi 100% Dairy Free Coconut Milk
(Tip: store the remainder of your cacao pops in a clean and empty coconut oil jar, or your leftover buckwheat pouch. We love recycling!)
Chi Chocolate Porridge
Makes 2 servings
500ml Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk
2 bananas (mashed)
1 cup porridge oats
1 tsp baobab
1 tbsp cacao nibs
Handful goji berries
Add the porridge oats, mashed bananas and Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk to a pan, and stir over a medium heat. Once the mixture starts to bubble, add the baobab and goji berries. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of cacao nibs, and enjoy!
Salted Caramel Pancakes by Liftus Fitness
50g gluten free flour
1 scoop protein powder (we used white choc BULK POWDERS)
10ml salted caramel Jordans skinny syrup
1 egg white
50ml Chi Coconut Milk (may need more depending how thick protein powder is)
Blend all ingredients together, and cook in Chi Coconut Oil
For the sauce:
1 tsp Chi Coconut Oil, 1 tsp peanut butter, 20ml salted caramel syrup – heat on a low heat keep stirring! Then, in 5 ml salted caramel syrup and 1/2 tsp coconut oil fry your bananas.
Serve with sauce and bananas on top, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.