I do! I loved them and always wanted a Chia pet of my own.
However, today I'm not going to share about how we all need Chia pets, but I am going to share about the benefits of Chia seeds for our bodies.
Did you know that Chia seeds have the highest amount of omega-3s then any other plant? Chia has even more then flax seed and actually salmon too! They are also easier to digest then flax seeds, because they do not need to be ground up to get their full benefit and have a longer shelf life. They are also self sustaining, so that means no GMOs, pesticides, etc. All organic! There are many more benefits to the seeds; protein, fiber, great for diabetics, energy, hydrating etc. I am amazed at all I have read about the chia seed.
When using chia, soak the seeds in a liquid for a minimum of 10 minutes. The seeds will absorb the water and become like tapioca pudding. However, you can grind them up and put it in bake goods or eat them whole without liquid. Another thing I like about chia seeds - you can just sprinkle them on top of food you are already eating, since it has no real taste, you won't really notice the difference except for texture. So simple and yummy!
For the last week I have been trying to have my daily amount of it (I read 3 Tablespoons a day but I'm sure it varies). I have felt great and feel like I have more motivation to get things done. I even have a stronger desire to eat right. Since I'm almost 6 months pregnant, that is an accomplishment!
Here are 2 ways that I have been enjoying this yummy super food! Enjoy!
FYI, don't go get a Chia pet and use their seeds for your next meal time. Go online to a reliable source and buy them. Mountain Rose Herbs has an okay price for them, but take a look online there are a lot of sources. I'm not sure if Whole Foods has them, but I do know many herbal stores do carry them.
5-6 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds
Sweeten to taste with Agave
Splash of Vanilla Extract (optional)
Whisk together ingredients for a couple of minutes and then let set in the refrigerator for one to 2 hours. You can wait longer if it is still watery. You may want to check it and stir it some more if the seeds have flooded to the top. We have also enjoyed it with added fruit to it.
3 Tablespoons of Chia
Whisk together ingredient and let set overnight for a yummy morning drink. You only really need to let the Chia set for 10 minutes, but I like the texture more the longer it sets. It becomes more like the Bobo drinks, only I like this better, because the bubbles are smaller. You can do this with any fresh juice.