Power to the Chia

It will come as no surprise to you that I am more then obsessed with chia seeds. I was introduced to these little seeds about a year and a half ago. It was not all rainbows and butterfly’s when we first met but slowly but surely I changed my tune.

When I first saw chia seeds, it was probably on one of the few healthy living blogs that I read. Because I have to do what every other healthy living blogger does (read:sarcasm) I decided to give them a shot.
Chia Seeds

The first thing I decided to make with said chia seeds was chia seed pudding. It was slimy, the texture was weird, I wasn’t really on board with it.

The seeds sat in the cabinet for a bit until I decide to give them another shot. This time by sprinkling them into my oatmeal. The verdict was that I loved the nutty crunch they had. I now add them to everything I can; smoothies, yogurt, bakes treats, straight up on a spoon (not really but I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens at some point).

At this point your probably asking yourself, whats all the hype about the chia seed!?
Allow me to shed some light. Chia seeds come from a plant called Salvia hispanica found in Mexico. And yes, these seeds are used to make the ever so fabulous Chia pet! Chi seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
2 tablespoons of the seeds contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

Why are Chia Seeds good for me?
Aside from all the reasons mentioned above Chia seeds are an anti inflammatory and have helped people with muscle recovery.
It is said that the seeds are supposed to help suppress your appetite because they expand in your tummy keeping you fuller longer.

What do you think of chia seeds? Lover or hater?

Of possible interest:

10 uses for Chia Seeds

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