Christina Pirello, MFN, CCN one of America’s preeminent authorities on natural and whole foods, tells how to "Change Your Life With Chia."
Chia Seeds are a powerhouse nutritional food!
•Benefits superior to flax seeds.
•Naturally rich in antioxidants.
•Very mild flavor (no fishy taste like other foods high in Omega-3 acids).
•Extremely rich in Omega-3 acids.
•Very good source of fiber and magnesium.
•Raw, low in sodium and cholesterol-free.
•Organically grown without pesticides and cleaned without chemicals.
•Long shelf-life (up to 36 months)
•High in Protein (provides all of the eight essential amino acids).
You can download a free 16-page booklet on chia seeds, chia seeds benefits and chia seeds recipes. Some of the recipes include Chia Lemonade and Almond Chia Maca Shake. The link to this free booklet is Chia Seeds: A Nutrition Powerhouse.
Health Seeker's Kitchen Recipes
Many of you have already heard about my Lemon Chia Fudge and my newest creation Raw Chia Smoothie Energizer. The Chia Smoothie Energizer will give you energy you didn't know you had:) Read more healthful information about Chia on my Lemon Chia Post.
|Health Seeker's Kitchen|
1 cup Vegan chocolate chips (melted)
3/4 cup organic raisins
1 tbsp. organic vanilla extract
2 tbsp. Chia seeds
1 lemon (juice only)
1/2 - 1 cup raw walnuts (chopped)
Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan on low. In small food processor or blender mix raisins, vanilla, chia seeds and lemon juice. Process until smooth. Pour in melted chocolate and mix well. Stir in walnuts and pour into small (very small 6" x 7" container). I used a small glass pyrex dish and used 3/4 of the dish by smoothing it to the size I liked. Also, smooth top of fudge so it looks perfect. Place in freezer and watch carefully for fudge to firm up, but not get too firm so you can slice easily. Slice into squares and either place back in freezer or leave at room temperature. ENJOY!
|Health Seekers Kitchen|
Raw Chia Smoothie Energizer
1 cup fresh squeezed apple juice
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
(Soak Chia seeds in apple juice for 30 minutes)
1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh spinach
2 sprigs parsley
1/2 lemon with rind cut away
4 ice cubes
After soaking Chia seeds put all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Poor into glass and garnish with slice of lemon. Delicious!! Enjoy the energy!!