Several years ago when Oprah was still on at four o’clock everyday and Dr. Oz was appearing regularly to tell everyone how to live forever and look good doing it, he talked about chia seeds. I was intrigued and within hours searched the aisles of the local Jimbo’s only to find that the chia seed shelf was empty. Of course it was, Dr. Oz talked about it and everyone had to have them. Once I located some I tried incorporating them in different recipes…only to lose interest and eventually forget about them.
Fast forward to last week. I joined Kadee in a natural healing and cooking class. Jaime Perkins, the delightful instructor, reintroduced me to chia seeds in the form of tea. A few days later I was enjoying my chia tea each morning and then adding them to my oatmeal, too. Chia seeds are super! They are packed full of protein, dietary fiber, calcium, and several omega-3 fatty acids and minerals. You do have to be careful, those tiny seeds are powerful, you don’t want to have too many in one day.
brew a cup of tea (any flavor, I make green tea)
stir in about a teaspoon of agave nectar
add about a tablespoon of chia seeds (take tea bag out first)
stir, let it sit, they’ll soak up the water and puff up a bit
drink (I use a straw, less likely to have chia seeds in my teeth)
We also learned how to make the most amazingly delicious kale salad. It is so good I’ve eaten it up twice this week before I’ve made time to take photos. Will post it in a few days.