Ch-Ch-Ch-CHIA Seeds!

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.

Enjoy!

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what He has done.”

Psalm 105:1

Posted on May 25, 2012, in Change, Diet, Food To Try, Label Reading, Our Struggles and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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