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Chia!

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I made a lovely Chia Fresca with water, coconut water and chia seeds and a little lime juice.  My macro coach reminds me that coconuts are good when it's over 100 degrees, which it isn't yet (thank goodness!) but I made an exception to try this drink.


Added to water at a ratio of 1:9, the seeds will expand and make a gel.  Use this property to make some unique and very healthful gels by adding chia to various beverages.  Don't forget to mix your saliva with the chia by chewing this gel-like beverage.  If that doesn't appeal to you, sprinkle them in your food....



Dr Weil loves chia seeds for healing!

Its history is also shortly discussed in this article.  Worth the quick read.




And not only that but you can have hours of fun with the various chia pets and chia pet jokes such as this one:


AND! It's a very pretty relative of the mint family, so it looks great in your garden or under your windows or as a border plant.  Try growing it!  It's easy!