A tasty new chia seed recipe is a golden treasure in the mind of almost any healthy eater. Athletes consider Chia a “high-octane” food that keeps all cylinders firing for extended periods of time. Why do Chia seeds seem like a miracle food you may ask? It all comes down to a near-perfect blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber. Some claim that a single tablespoon of Chia can even sustain a person for 24 hours!
The little seeds that adorned the clay heads from times forgotten have now been put into a light in which they deserve – breakfast! Here’s what the tatted chef just whipped up as a chia seed recipe for breakfast this morning:
“I saved a serving or two of my “chia pet” or raw chia pudding from last night then added it to my morning oatmeal; I personally see this as a stroke of genius… but I digress. So, here is a little bit more about the tiny little seeds that offer you so much benefit.
A Few Benefits of Chia Seeds:
- The Omega-3 Fatty Acids in chia seeds help elevate the body’s good cholesterol (HDL) to protect you from heart disease.
- They provide fiber to help you maintain gut health by keeping your digestive system clean.
- You’ll receive a boost in your daily intake of calcium. Because a serving contains 18% of the recommended serving, this intake will assist you in keeping your bones and connective tissue robust.
It is a delicious and very nutritious way to start the day, or in this case, an after workout energy reboot! Add some chia to your day, you won’t be sorry!