As most of you know, I spend most of my time doing what brings me the most joy. I absolutely love guiding people on how to live a healthy and holistic life, but I believe that a life without health, is a life without joy, so it all starts with being healthy.
I can say that the foundation for a happy life is health. A happy gut, nutrient rich foods, and conscious daily rituals all contribute to a thriving life.
Chia is one of the foods that are on top of my list and this seed is super easy to include in your daily life.
I love this superfood because of how nutritious it is and how easy it is to prepare and store. If I ever feel a drop in energy or blood sugar (on or off The 40 Day Green Cleanse) I will take a shot of Chia Gel.
O.K. so some of you dislike the texture? I have a quick solution for you; If you are making a soup, juice, or shake just blend up the Chia Gel and throw it in your drink or meal. Chia Gel has no flavor; however, it can magnify the taste of most dishes all the while giving your body all it’s benefits.
What it is coveted for…
Grain and gluten free
Helps with digestive issues
Encourages weight loss
Eases joint pain
They have more potassium than bananas and have have more calcium than milk
Chia seeds are very filling and are great for hunger management
Balances blood sugars
Rich in Omega-3 Oil (has more omega-3’s than salmon)
Fights against aging
Increases your daily intake in fiber
Chia seeds have plenty of nutrients including calcium, protein, vitamins A, B, D, E, copper, iodine, iron, sulphur, potassium, sodium, zinc, manganese, thiamine, niacin, anti-oxidants and silicon.
*Daily allowance: 2 Tablespoons, but personally I feel great about drinking the Chia Gel as often as my Inner-G asks me to!
Trust your own Inner-GUIDANCE, GURU, GREATNESS, GENIUS~
1 part Chia seeds
9 parts water
I put the above ingredients in a glass jar and shake the mixture up a few times to keep the gel from clumping. Soak them overnight for best results- but at least for 1 hour. The gel keeps for 10 days in the refrigerator.
Vegan Egg Substitute
To substitute for an egg:
1 tablespoon finely ground chia seeds
3 tablespoons of water per egg
Start with grinding the chia seeds in a blender, coffee grinder, Vitamix, or food processor. Don’t blend them too long or it makes a butter. Add the water and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. Add to your recipe.
They are perfect in a baked recipe or soup. (don’t try substituting for scramled eggs, omelletes, or fried eggs for example)
If you like what I posted today you may like to read more interesting ways you can include Chia into your life here.
Something to consider
Please soak all nuts, beans and seeds for best digestion and to maximize nutrient absorption. To learn more how to do this, visit my blog on soaking nuts and seeds.
To learn more about the amazing Chia seed and the possible side effects please click here.
Hope you will join us!
From my inner-g to yours!