Chia Crazy

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September 29, 2013 by RaesOfSunshine

What do you think when you see this picture?

ImageAre you thinking…

Ripe mango?

Dates?

Let me guess…

You’re thinking…

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Chia Pet (!!!)

Don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Forget the cha cha cha…it’s all about the ch ch ch CHIA!

If only I could be paid for every time someone broke out into the commercial jingle when they find out I eat chia seeds. 

Chia seeds have become a popular superfood, especially in the past few years.

Last year, I realized many people have not heard of chia.

My experience?

I lived with 8 girls and was attending school. Every morning, I would make my Bowl of Deliciousness topped with chia seeds. After a few months, the janitor turned to me and said why do you put cracked pepper on your granola every morning?

Well, that explains the odd looks!

No, silly. 

It’s Cha-cha-cha Chia!

And it’s a craze :)

Lived with 8 girls who have never heard of chia seeds…

1 month later

7 girls in our apartment were eating chia seeds…

There are many more apartments at school, so you can only imagine

So…

Next thing you know, the local health foods store increased the price 300%

Interesting, eh?

Regardless, chia seeds is a natural and delicious way to add fiber to your diet.

There are countless ways to add them to your daily menu.

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Cinnamon Almond Date Chia Oatmeal

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As the fiber-filled “egg-replacer” in Whole Wheat Cinnamon Banana Pancakes

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Fruit and nut cereal…

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is not the same without dates, gogi berries, and…

Chocolate chips!

Oh, and Chia seeds too :)

How do you use Chia Seeds? Share your chia-love!

To creating new recipes, eating healthy, and enjoying the raesofsunshine.

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5 thoughts on “Chia Crazy

  1. LFFL says:

    I’ve never had chia seeds before. But I’ve been wanting to buy them.

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