I finally found my Chia Bia again!  Chia seeds are known as the Ancient Food of the Aztecs... and yes, they were part of this Chia Pets!  Some of the health benefits of adding chia to your diet are: anti-inflammatory properties, reducing high blood pressure, improving heart health, help with Type 2 Diabetes, healing dry skin conditions, aiding digestive disorders, improving concentration, relief from depression, boosted energy levels, and balancing hormone levels.  And weight loss since the fiber helps to fill you up.  AHmazing product!  Here's a link to a detailed information page about this incredible superfood: http://www.chiabia.ie/about.html

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 large fresh organic kale leaves
  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1.5 Tbsp Chia Bia
  • 1 cup Original Almond Breeze
Blend and enjoy!  After a little bit the chia starts to thicken the smoothie, so it's best if you drink it somewhat quickly.

Have you ever tried cooking with Chia Seeds?

Drink Your Greens!

2 comments:

  1. Casey,
    A friend told me she buys her chia from nutsonline.com They seem to have good prices (at first glance, better than chiabia, but I didn't compare shipping), and great customer service.

    So far, I've only made chia pudding -- which is so darned easy! Put chia and liquid in a bowl, stir and let sit. I usually use almond or coconut milk.

    I'm wondering about "cooking" with chia, though. I read that when you cook/bake with flax seeds it can destroy (some of?) the Omega-3s. Would that also be true for Chia?

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  2. I actually asked Chia Bia about that and was told that you can cook with it! Wil look into it a bit more and get back with you.

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