Cha Cha Cha Chia, Cha Cha Cha Chia Seeds
Get your head around it — if you’re not already aware of this fact — Chia seeds not only make adorable house plants, they are also edible and good for you. I heard this a while back but did nothing with this information because I wasn’t sure how to eat them. Barbara Lincoln, Classic Freedom (SFJ) and brilliant nutritionist, has a great recipe for Chia pudding plus some tips about surrepititiously incorporating flax into your diet. The pudding takes a little advance planning so easiest for Classics (SJ), Organic Structure (SFJ) and Smart Structure (STJ). But, not THAT much planning so pretty universal for all types as is the flax seed tip.
Even if you are too young to get my joke, you aren’t too young to add Chia seeds to your diet. You may remember Chia seeds from years ago when the Chia pet was advertised on TV. Chia seeds, a super food from South America and have been used in cuisine there for centuries. They are pretty tasty and pack a lot of nutrients into a small package. They are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. They have been said to regulate hunger (stabilize blood sugar) and aid in digestion.
Flax Seeds are another super food they are high in omega 3 fatty acids. They can help to lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation. They have become popular recently, however one of the biggest mistakes that people make with flax seeds is that they add them to food before they are ground. They need to be ground to utilize their nutritional benefits otherwise they don’t get absorbed by the digestive system.
1 1/2 cups liquid to 2/3 cup Chia Seeds.
You can use Almond, Soy, Coconut Milk. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract, even chopped dates or fruit. Stir well and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Add 1 tablespoon of ground flax to you oatmeal, smoothie, Greek yogurt or even rice dish for a slightly heartier flavor.