You know, the little seeds, you soak – then spread on a clay head, animal or what-not to have it “grow” hair? I’ll admit, we’ve done it… we got them as gifts one year from the kid’s dear great grandma!
However, I watched Hungry for Change (the documentary), it was the first time I had considered EATING aloe vera or chia seeds. My mother, being a biologist, always used aloe vera plants for our burns… so we had lots around the house.
She never made us eat them.
I never knew you COULD eat them actually… or why you’d want to eat them? Chia seeds definitely seemed more do-able for me, but essentially they have the same consistency as the aloe vera, [after being soaked]. I saw many more ideas for putting them on salads, in breads and muffins, and or adding them to things like yogurt. Several people I knew also used them as a pudding substance (just again, soaking them) and mixing them up with fruit for breakfast.
I figured I could try them in yogurt. If I choose the white ones, I wouldn’t know they were there… so I wouldn’t have to over think trying my new “SUPER FOOD”.
Well, it was painless – and they were great! I was pleasantly surprised, and I don’t have to add much – and they DO aid with digestion. Who knew?
I would advise mixing them in, letting them sit and mixing some more… so they can open up and expand if you’re eating them in yogurt. They’re tasteless in the yogurt – other than additional crunch with my GF granola!
For those watching gluten intake – just make sure you’re reading the package! The ones I purchased just contained chia seeds, but many of the packages I inspected said they were processed in the same plant as wheat… and it was clearly spelled out on the warning.
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done.”
Posted on May 25, 2012, in Change, Diet, Food To Try, Label Reading, Our Struggles and tagged Chia Seeds, Digestion and Chia Seeds, Eating Chia Seeds, Hungry for Change, Superfoods. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.