Sunday, March 27, 2011

One of the best discoveries I've ever made are Chia seeds!  They're one of my FAVORITE foods and I can't say enough good things about them :)  

Chia seeds are easy to prepare ~ versatile and oh so filling!!
  And there's more ~ they are super energizing! 

Yes they are the same seeds that grow on those Chia pets we all remember. But they are also an amazing superfood!  Chia is the Mayan word for strength. They're called the "Indian running food" because they  were eaten by the ancient Aztec warriors to provide energy and endurance on their long conquests. They're highly nutritious and have many beneficial medicinal properties.
Due to their high fiber content they absorb more than 10 times their weight in water, making it a terrific source of hydration. They form a gel that slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream,binding to toxins and helps eliminate waste.

You can find Chia seeds in any of your health food stores. If you can boil water you can prepare them! I eat them as a cereal for any time of the day or as a pudding which is much like tapioca. 
They are definitely a mainstay of my diet ~ love them  love them  love them...
 you have to give them a try!

Just like the smoothies you can be as creative as you feel .... add fruit ~ nuts ~ cinnamon 
 whatever strikes your fancy  :)

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