& then developed into some weird products that just won't stop
& for a side fun fact... we had a cat we named Chia. I'm not even sure why...
Chia is pretty fun to say...
But then when you start eating healthy & looking for every healthy smoothie idea, you see you're supposed to put those little chia seeds in your drink.
The same seeds? the ones that grow green stuff on things? In my belly?
I love reading on what foods can do & these little seeds hold a big punch.
I just saw a few facts in a health magazine on what they can do...
Did you know?
A serving of chia seeds contain more nutrients than many popular health foods:
100% more potassium than a banana
200% more iron than spinach
300% more selenium than flax seeds
500% more calcium than whole milk
600% more omega-3 than wild salmon
1,400% more magnesium than broccoli
That's pretty crazy ... crazy awesome...
& that's not to mention all the other healthy stuff about it - vitamins, protein, fiber, blah blah blah...
A good note for runners as well - it helps the body stay hydrated by absorbing liquid....
I see recipes everywhere for chia pudding.
I even tried it one time, but the texture sorta gagged me. All that 'absorbing liquid' gooey stuff happening. Not something I can handle early in the morning.
But maybe I made it wrong.
& I see other recipes where you don't really even see the gooey part of it.
Disguise it in chocolate... everything is better disguised in chocolate...
Ricky has even bought the drinks that have chia seeds in them...
ohhhh ... that gooey texture thing again... I can't believe he can drink it.
I need to learn to like it though...
I think if I can learn to get it down, I may actually become Wonder Woman.. .maybe?
Do you like Chia seeds in smoothies?
Do you make Chia pudding? ... what's the trick?