Did you know that chia seeds have a high inflammation factor rating? They rate a 77 according to Self Nutrition Data which means they are great in helping reduce inflammation! They also have a glycemic load of 1, so they will not cause spikes in blood sugar! In just 1 ounce of chia seeds there are 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein with an amino acid score of 115 which translates to a high quality protein! Chia seeds meet 18% of your required calcium intake! As for omegas, 1 ounce contains 4915 mg of Omega-3 and 1620 mg of Omega-6.
How cool is that?
So this morning I made myself a tasty raw breakfast using chia seeds!
Here’s the recipe!
My version of chia pudding – this mornings breakfast with an added bang of antioxidants!(blueberries)
4 T Chia seed
8-10 T Coconut Milk or Almond Milk
1/4-1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Add coconut milk to chia, let sit for 15 minutes, mix about half way.
Add blueberries & enjoy!
I have been busy interviewing with colleges and signing up for classes! Back to school for me! I’ve decided to add an RN degree to my BS in Nutrition! So, don’t be surprised if there are gaps in my posts, I will post as often as time permits!
The dates were amazing in the smoothie! I had seen others use them but I hadn’t tried yet. This time of year dates to me are a sweet lil treat for the taste buds! I’ve also been snacking on dried figs since I can’t find fresh ones anywhere in my area…B.U.M.M.E.R. I’ve recently tried kumquats. My California avocado connection, Avocado Diva, included a few with my avocados, now I’m an addict!
Here is the smoothie I made for day 9 of my RAW journey!
Blueberries, Avocado, & Cherries!
Both blueberries and cherries are rich with antioxidants to help protect your body at a cellular level! Avocado has lots of healthy fats, great for lowering cholesterol and heart health! Both cherries and avocados off some anti-inflammatory benefits!
How much I used:
Handful of blueberries
1/2 of an Avocado
About a cup of cherries
And enough water to almost reach the top of the fruit.