If you've never had chia seeds before of even heard the name, do not be alarmed. These little balls are delicious, nutritious and can be molded into virtually any flavor you want.. During the summer I challenged myself to find delicious ways to spruce up these seeds for at least 30 days and wow was it exciting. Some "creations" or combinations were good...others not so much. But overtime I became so comfortable with the Chia Seeds that I could make a pudding with my eyes closed.
A little background knowledge: Chia seeds or "Salvia hispanica" are incredibly good for you. They are grown in their native Spanish roots of Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and surprisingly Australia. Chia Seeds are usually dark brown, black or white. Try and avoid buying red chia seeds as those are "immature" and not as easy to digest. Chia seeds are loaded with digestive fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids which are great for long term energy storing. The seeds are also full of calcium which of course aid in strong teeth and bones Chia seeds have also been n own to help you lose weight by regulating appetite and belly fat.
A glass or a bowl
1/4 a cup of chia seeds
1/4- 1/3 a cup of milk (like oatmeal the amount of milk will determine thickness)
1 tsp of Vinilla
1 tsp of cinimon
Let sit in fridge for about 20 minutes
Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal
Crush cereal into granola sized pieces
Your choice of fruit. (I suggest some sort of tart berry.)
Honey for taste.
So I'm sitting at home in my kitchen and I realize it's already three in the afternoon and I haven't eaten anything. I check the fridge: nothing. The pantry: even less. All that's left in the is a wheel of Brie, strawberries that are turning and some mascarpone cheese. In my current condition I'm willing to eat just anout anything. And then...it happened. I opened the freezer and found some frozen Belgian waffles. Seriously. So I'm thinking "okay, okay I can work with this." I take the waffles and toaster oven them until they are as close to light and fluffy frozen waffles can get. Then I remember how much I love mascarpone and I smear a heavy dose the light cheese on the waffles. Next I cut a few thin slices of brie and finally I added some chopped strawberries. Whipped cream was the perfect finish to the meal. And WOW let me tell you those were some of the best waffles I have ever eaten. I've made them three times this week and I don't plan to stop anytime soon. Bon appetite!!
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