It’s nearing that time of year again when most of us are finishing up those last assignments and preparing for exams. However, you need to remember that while revision is crucial to pass, you also need to take the time to fuel your mind and body with the right foods to keep your concentration levels up and ensure you’re at your best walking into the exam room. Here are a couple of simple recipes which will not only fuel your mind but will have you reaching for more.
Chia pudding is a quick and easy snack that leaves you feeling satisfied. This recipe serves two, so you can either share with your roommate or save another for later on (I’d opt for the second option).
¼ cup of chia seeds
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of sweetener (you can choose what you prefer, honey or rice malt syrup)
1 cup of milk (almond, rice, coconut, soy, or regular)
2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt
This recipe is super easy, just add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Separate into two cups, put in the fridge and leave over night! When serving, use one tablespoon of Greek yoghurt and half a passionfruit as your topping.
Peanut butter choc chip energy balls
We dare you to try and eat only one of these! If you’re not a fan of peanut butter then you can substitute for something else. If you’re not a fan of chocolate (we know you are), then you can substitute the chocolate for raisins or dates. This recipe makes about 20 energy balls, so feel free to cut the recipe in half.
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
½ cup of dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp of chia seeds
½ tsp of cinnamon
½ cup of peanut butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2-4 tbsp of milk (almond, rice, soy or regular)
3 tbsp of sweetener (honey or rice malt syrup)
To make, add all dry ingredients into a bowl and stir. Add in the peanut butter, sweetener and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Throw in the chocolate chips and add in small amounts of milk at a time, you’ll have to use your hands here to combine! You can also add more milk if the mixture is too dry. Once combined, roll the mixture into balls and set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (if you can resist).
Both of these recipes are quick and easy, but if you are in a real rush you could whip up some peanut butter, whole-grain toast and top with chopped banana, or cut up carrots sticks and dip them in hummus.
Image source: The Healthy Maven