Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cha Cha Cha with Chia!

So what do you do when the BFF (N)  you are trying to convince that you found this amazing super food  and proudly show off your breakfast parfait to...takes one look at it and says - Eeew...looks gross! A normal human being would sulk, give up the cause...not me. I do more research to find reasons to convince her why she needs to give Chia a chance...

Chia seeds are to 2013 what Kale was to 2012 and Quinoa was to 2011 (yes...food fads do exist). Fortunately both Quinoa and Kale are still very much a part of our family's food habits. Coming back to Chia - According to the USDA, a one ounce (28 gram) serving of chia seeds contains 9 grams of fat, 5 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of protein. The seeds also have 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, 27% phosphorus and 30% manganese....chia reduces inflammation, improves heart health, and stabilises blood sugar levels. 

How do we take our Chia?

In a pretty mug - Muesli ( don't know how to make it...go here) + 2 tbspoon plain greek yogurt (chobani)+ almond milk (unsweetened)+Agave nectar+ 1 tbspoon chia seed (buy them at your neighboring Whole Foods from the bulk section). Let it sit overnight....your perfect pick me up morning breakfast. 

Here is another way I incorporate Chia into my daily routine :

So tell me are you going to Cha Cha Cha with Chia....give it a whirl, you just might like it.

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