The Complete Health Pill: Chia Seeds
What are Chia Seeds?
Chia seeds are part of the grain family. They are an ancient Aztec grain that also go by the name of Garcinia Cambogia. The seeds are small and easy to digest as well as easy to add to any recipes.They don't have a significant taste to them. It has been around for a long time and we are now figuring out the best recipes to use the seeds in!
I would like to show you some ways of getting the maximum benefit from having Chia seeds around the kitchen. These recipes are easy to have around the house and can be an easy breakfast for the kids, and you'll be able to take it to work for an energizing snack. Most importantly it is a very good hydrator, it helps retain water in the body to stay hydrated for longer periods of time.
You may have time for this in the morning if you separate the ingredients the night before so that the smoothie can be made fast and easy with everything you need. I usually put aside the products on one shelf and I don't combine it with my other groceries.That way in the morning I take out the servings I need and throw them in the blender!
This is what you'll need:
-1 Red Plum
-1 Cup of your choice of frozen fruits. My selection was strawberries and mandarins.
-1 Cup of rice milk/coconut milk or even water... whatever you have on hand at home.
-1 Spoonful of coconut oil
-1 Teaspoon of Chia seeds
It is optional to add raspberries, blackberries, or chia seeds on top of the smoothie for presentation.
PB Without the J
I always make this for my boyfriend to take to work, for me to take to school, or for when we go on a picnic to the beach or mountains! The recipe is simple and the ingredients are also everyday groceries you pick up from the store.
What you'll need:
-1 Banana or Strawberries depending on your preference
-1/2 teaspoon (or less depending on size of bread) of chia seeds. This may be the ingredient you don't normally have around the house and you can pick up from any store in the grain aisle.
- Peanut butter for slices of bread
-Bread of course! Choose a healthy and whole wheat bread for nutritional value.
Water With Chia Seeds and Lemon!
If you tell me you are too busy for this quick recipe then I don't believe you! This recipe is in the form of a drink that is absolutely quick to take with you in a water bottle or to work to keep up with your diet. It brings you natural energy and cleanses out the little crevices in your gut when consumed regularly. Add the lemon for an extra immune health boost!
What you'll need:
-Cup or water bottle full of water
-1 teaspoon of chia seeds
-2 slices of lemon/or ginger
It is recommended to leave the Chia seeds in the water to expand so that they open up and when they go through your digestive tract they clear all toxins, cover cuts, and bacterial infections.This helps your body push them out to get rid of them.
How Does it Benefit your Body?
Chia seeds have many uses for your body and are proven to help your...
*Brain function, clear mind; no fogginess, improve memory.
*Provides clear radiant skin if absorbed by your body routinely
*Promotes sharp eyesight
*Firms and trims muscles
*Strong bones and teeth
*Healthy heart and clear arteries
*Maintains weight and keeps you feeling full
*Keeps colon and digestive tract clear
*Helps enrich blood and function better throughout your body
*Gives you a youthful glow and radiance as well as endurance and energy!
These are the easiest grains to take advantage of in cooking. The chia doesn't need to be cooked to be consumed. Easily, stir them in to any soups and stews you make for dinner, smoothie recipes and even in water!
Keeping the seeds in a nice cool spot on your kitchen shelf is the best for their lifetime & quality. They are easily accessible when they are in eyesight and you'll find yourself reaching for them often. I keep mine in a nice mason jar that I see everyday when creating recipes. Enjoy & comment below more recipes to share!