Thursday, 9 October 2014

Wellness with Chia - the Ultimate Superfood

Blueberry Chia Pudding

2 tablespoons of black or white chia seeds
1 cup milk (dairy, almond, hemp, coconut etc)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 punnet of blueberries
2 tablespoons of chopped pistachios or almonds

Mix chia seeds with milk in a bowl.  Let it sit for 10 minutes then stir again.  Break up any clumps of chia seeds with a fork.  Tip into food processor or blender with vanilla, maple syprup and half of the blueberries.  Whizz for 20 seconds in processor.  Pour into serving glasses.  Refrigerate overnight.  To service scatter the remaining blueberries evenly over the top with a few chopped pistachios or almonds.

Great for dessert or breakfast.

Maple syrup has fewer calories and more mineral than honey or sugar.  It is high in zinc and manganese - essential for a healthy immune system.

Chia seeds are gluten free and anti-allergenic and loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals.  Chia contains omega 3 6 and 9 and many phytonutrients. Chia is a great food for marathon runners - increasing energy and stopping leg cramps.   Chia is great for your pets health too.

Lose Weight with Chia!

Chia can curb cravings and as it is hydrophilic (meaning it absorbs water) can make you feel full for longer.  The chia weight-loss plan -
Ditch processed junk food, drink 8-10 glass water per day.  Have smaller portions of food - trying using a smaller plate.  Include lots of plant protein - quinoa, dried beans, amaranth, nuts, chia.
Reduce of stop alcohol, juice and soft drink which are all concentrated sugars, get moving.

Chia Weight Loss Drink
1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 1 cup water.  Add juice of 1 lemon and sweeten if desired with Stevia.  Drink immediately or let it stand until gel-like.  Have this 1 hour before main meals or as a snack between meals.

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