What is both part of a novelty gift from the 70’s and a super food treasured by the ancient Mayan culture?
If you said Chia seeds go to the head of the class!
Whether your knowledge of Chia seeds ends at “ch-ch-ch-chia! Chia Pets!” Or you have been rockin’ your diet with these powerful seeds for years, you will learn something today & get delicious recipes.
Chia Seeds 101
Chia comes from the Mayan word for “strength”.
And strength these seeds will give you.
A member of the mint family, Chia seeds are bursting with nutrients, fiber & very few calories.
Antioxidants also abound in these tiny seeds. Helping to fight off nasty free radicals that contribute to aging & disease.
Incorporate Chia Seeds in your diet
Two tablespoons of Chia seeds contain:
- Fiber 11 grams
- Protein 4 grams
- Fat 9 grams ( 5 of which are Omega 3/6 )
- Calcium 18% recommended daily allowance ( rda )
- manganese 30% rda
- magnesium 30% rda
- Phosphorus 27% rda
- Zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, Niacin & Potassium
- Calories 137
Chia seeds are a whole grain, non GMO & usually grown organically. Touted as the most nutritious food on the planet.
So what are you waiting for…?
You can buy a bag of chia seeds here now & start getting healthier right away.
And not only all that, Chia seeds are so easy to incorporate into your diet or sneak into your kids! Click here for a super easy way.
Chia seeds taste bland. Do not need to be ground. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Plump in water so are an excellent thickening agent and egg substitute.
Because the seeds are so packed with fiber & plump up 10x their weight in water, they aid in weight loss as they make you feel fuller longer.
Chias also aid in lowering blood pressure.
All this is probably enough to get you to eat spoonfuls of these seeds, but check out the recipes. Click the images or links below.
Five delicious ways to get healthier by adding chias seeds to every meal…sweet to savory to super fast sprinkles on top.
And if you want to get your Chias the old fashioned way you can still buy a Chia Pet. Can you believe that? Around since 1977 ~ over 500,000 sold annually. ( To who and why? )
I want you all to be around a long time with me here at MSH, so let’s get healthier together. Toss in some chias today!
** Kelly **
Recipe links: Chocolate Pistachio Chia Shake
You may also like to get my Strawberry Chia Sauce recipe.