A breakfast for busy mornings
Christian Coates, founder of no-nonsense food delivery company Soulmatefood, wants to change the way people eat.
When he set up Soulmatefood, he recognised that with our increasingly hectic lifestyles, and the added pressure to be healthy, there was a need for nutritious and accessible cuisine.
His straight-talking approach, combined with nutritional know-how, led him to create recipes that he believes will help us all perform better. His new book, Fitness Gourmet: Delicious Recipes for Peak Performance at Any Level, is full of healthy food for high energy people.
It means you can wave goodbye to the days of obsessing about numbers and calorie counting and enjoy good, wholesome, nutritious food.
Mango and Chia Pudding
Super-charge your morning, afternoon or pre- workout energy levels with this exotic treat that’s quick to make. It tastes like a tropical paradise and the texture is oh-so delicate. We bet you won’t be able to get enough.
Top tip: If you’d rather a creamy taste, replace the orange juice with coconut milk and a splash of water for a delicious alternative.
Health: Chia seeds are particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, which makes them highly nutritious and helps to lower blood pressure.
What you need
1 mango 100ml (scant 1⁄2 cup) freshly squeezed orange juice 40g (1⁄4 cup) chia seeds 60g (2 1⁄4 oz) pomegranate seeds
What you do
Peel and stone the mango. Then, using a beaker and hand-held blender, blitz the mango into a smooth puree.
Stir in the orange juice and chia seeds and leave in the fridge for 1 hour.
Divide between 2 bowls or glasses and top with pomegranate seeds.
This recipe is from the book Fitness Gourmet: Delicious Recipes for Peak Performance at Any Level by Christian Coates (photography by Yuki Sugiura). It’s published by Jacqui Small and is available in all good bookshops, priced €37.50.