In addition to working hard in the gym, Leela is a cook and loves to experiment. This month she submitted some of her favorite recipes:
Healthy and filling dessert: Chia Pudding
Makes 3 servings. My boyfriend hates it when I make healthy things and even he loves this!
1 1/4 cups low fat milk/nut milk/ coconut milk
1 TBSP raw honey or maple syrup
4TBSP chia seeds
1tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions: Add everything into a large jar and shake really really well. Make sure the syrup/honey isn’t all stuck on the bottom. Refrigerate overnight until the chia seeds soak up some of the liquid and it has a pudding like consistency. I like to eat this with some fresh berries and a little toasted coconut on top. Sometimes I add cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder to the mix to make it more like chocolate pudding.
Here is a good link for this one: http://greatist.com/eat/chia-seed-pudding-recipes
Sweet Spicy Sriracha Glazed Salmon
This recipe is one of my favorites for a fast dinner; (sorry the site is annoying and has music) I usually just cook some brown rice to serve with this and saute some asparagus or green beans to put on the side.
No Bake Energy Bites
I love these, you could skip adding chocolate chips in them to make them healthier. I use all different nut butters or sunflower seed butter, sometimes I put raisins in instead and I often add some protein powder to the mix. They’re super easy and I fill mason jars with them and snack on them after working out.
Sweet potato veggie burgers with avocado
This one is vegan in case people are interested in that. . One warning, I literally double every spice she calls for when I make these and then add a few other things too. I like FLAVOR.