Antioxidants and Omega-3 for Breakfast
Have you heard about Chia Seeds? They have been on my radar lately as a new super ingredient boasting some incredible health benefits. Chia seeds in their raw form contain more omega-3 than in salmon or flax seeds, have 5 times the amount of calcium found in milk, 3 times more antioxidants than blueberries, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli – list goes on and on. The inflammation reducing properties of this food are a perfect fit during a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare. The more I read about using chia as an ingredient the more excited about it I get.
This morning for breakfast, we had smoothies. I used the fruit pictured below along with 2 tablespoons of chia (soaked first), plain yogurt, milk and a touch of honey. The chia, expands and has a gelatinous quality to it once exposed to liquid giving nice body to the smoothie. Results were fantastic and I can’t wait for the next time I use these seeds. Stay tuned.