Chia what?

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)

Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding
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!

Day 9 – Drink YOUR Antioxidants!

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.

Blend & enjoy with a friend, enough for two!

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Blend meeeeee!

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Smoothie #1: 1 banana, handful of blueberries, handful of raspberries, and a bit of spinach, enough for two!  Fill to almost top of fruit with water, blend, and enjoy!

Smoothie #2: Cherries and blueberries!  Handful of each, add water, blend and viola!