If you were around in the 80′s, you might remember the CHIA pet and the commercial jingle, Ch, Ch, Ch, Chia! It played over and over. What we didn’t know then was that Chia was and is a “super food” and loaded with Super-Energizing Power…due to its unique blend of Protein, Essential Fats, Fiber, Complex Carbohydrates, and Antioxidants, chia is unrivalled among seeds and grains for providing energy to your body.
Chia contains super high levels of heart healthy EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids) and is 62% Omega 3. It helps to stablilize your blood sugar, and the high fiber content helps to reduce cravings. Those balanced EFA’s also boost your brain power and your mood. And it’s a high quality protein that’s gluten free.
What to do with this tiny wonder seed? Chia seeds swell in liquid, so think of them as a tiny tapioca.. Add them to your smoothie for extra creaminess, or sprinkle them dry on your salad. I’ve been making a Chocolate Chia “Tapioca” Pudding that is satisfying and
Here’s the recipe..
Chocolate Tapioca Pudding
1/2 cup Chia seeds
2 cups almond milk
15 drops vanilla creme stevia OR 3 tbsp agave or coconut nectar
1 tsp raw cacao
cinnamon- several shakes
Put all ingredients in a glass bowl. Mix very well to combine until you don’t see any powder left.
Cover and refrigerate for minimum one hour.