Chia seeds are an anti-aging, energizing ingredient that can be transformed into a multitude of meals and desserts.
Chia seeds; Salvia hispanica, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, a native to South America that has been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking and raw recipes.
Gluten free Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging and cancer. The high antioxidant profile also helps them have a long shelf life. They last almost two years without refrigeration. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis.
Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds' lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids -- specifically, of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.
Here is a delicious smoothie recipe to tickle the taste buds,
restore a glowing complexion and enhance stamina.
Perfect for breakfast or a snack.
1/3 cup of organic chia seeds
1 cup nut mylk
1 tbs goji berries
1 tbs cacao
1 date or maple syrup or agave (sweetener)
Pinch of Vanilla powder
Handfull of Lambsquarters
1/2 cup Strawberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 banana or 1/4 avocado
Extras: Spirulina, bee pollen, Blue green Algae. Maca powder.
Soak chia seeds and goji berries in the nut mylk for an hour,
allow to expand. Add all ingredients into a vita mix and blend.
Nutritious and filling, enjoy.
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