Monday, July 22, 2013

Mama Mia for Chia! Mini Parfait Energy Recipe

MAMA MIA for CHIA!  Mini Yogurt Pudding Parfait

Momma Mia, do I love Chia!  Energy boost bar none. Tons of fun to experiment with in different recipes and foods.   I have noticed that I can work longer and harder without getting hungry by adding chia seeds to my morning smoothies, salad dressings, and energy bon bons – they are great with desserts as a pudding parfait or a breakfast parfait with granola.  Chia has a wonderful property of soaking up any liquid it comes in contact with, delivering a gelatinous texture so loved in puddings. 

Try my morning powerhouse cocktail and enjoy the adventure and medicinal joys of this tiny but mighty daily energy vitamin.

FOOD FOCUS : CHIA (Salvia HIspanica) 

A flowering plant from the mint family and native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Eons ago, Aztecs and Mayans used it daily to sustain energy for long periods of time.  How does chia increase energy? The high fiber content in Chia along with the fatty acids (ALA and Omega 3’s) in addition to their protein and mineral content pack in the nutritional energy.  They are easy to digest too which is less work for your tummy and more energy for you. Americans consume only about 14 grams of fiber a day and we need 30-40 grams for maintaining the best digestive health.  More fiber = more weight loss too.Examples of other fiber-rich foods include:  whole fruits, beans, whole grain breads that list ideally 3 grams of fiber per slice, root veggies, popcorn, and berries.


One serving
2 Tablespoon scoops of greek or greek-style yogurt
1 ounce of Coconut water
1 ounce of Chia seeds
Let sit for 5 minutes
Add blueberries and/or 2 Tablespoons of granola


There are so many ways to enjoy the benefits of Chia and to think I used it to create a chia pet with these seeds that came in a tiny packet and now have a large bag in the fridge- my new superfood.  
Happy Summer Days!
Marie Frohlich, Health Coach

*CAUTION: because they are so high in fiber, limit your daily intake to one or two ounces. More may cause stomach upset.


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