Chia!

3 Jun

I’ve had chia seeds before, but never really consistently started using them until now. Chia seeds are crazy powerful little seeds full of antioxidants, omega-3, soluble fiber, protein, and several vitamins and minerals to name a few. The thing that is so unique about chia seeds is that they have huge absorptive properties because of the soluble fiber, absorbing whatever liquid/water they are put in. It’s known to be “the running seed” (so it’s a great pre-workout food) because it allows you to stay hydrated for so much longer giving you more energy. If you put a spoonful of raw chia in some water, it will literally form a gel. Fun fact: the The Aztecs would eat only a tsp of chia seeds before a 24 hour forced march.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I buy them at bulk at Whole Foods-they are much cheaper that way (:

Anyways, I decided to make some chia soy-yogurt this morning. I added used raw oats, flax oil for the added omega-3, and fresh berries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chia-Soy Yogurt

1/2 cup plain unsweetened organic soy yogurt

1/2 cup raw oats

2-3 Tbs raw chia seeds

1 Tbs flax oil

1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon & nutmeg

Fresh Strawberries

Combine and mix together to let the chia absorb the liquids. Chill in fridge for 5 min.

Stir and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is an excellent meal or snack that will keep you full and feeling energized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have recently been reading Crazy Love (thanks to my sister) and so far it has been amazing. I love Francis Chan, he has such a crazy passion for Christ. I can already tell this book will be one of my favorites. It takes me forever to read a book, so I’ m excited to actually have the time to thoroughly enjoy and finish this one!

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