Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chia Power

Have you heard of Chia? And I'm not talking about the pet. I'm talking about the latest and greatest new super food or at least that's what everyone is telling me.

It's high in fiber, high in protein, low in fat and calories with omega-3 EFAs.

Supposedly it was a staple for the Aztecs and Mayans and when my sister started eating it for breakfast, she lost five pounds in one week. No kidding. She put it in almond milk and let it sit over night in the fridge so it could expand. The next morning she ate a bowl and was full until lunchtime. It's kind of like a thin porridge but it tastes petty bland. When she had me try it I put a bunch of cinnamon and nutmeg on it so it would taste "okay" to me.

The only problem for me, was I had to keep running for the bathroom...seriously. I told my sis I could not eat that every day. I'm not sure if it was just all that fiber or if it wasn't reacting well with my body but I'm telling you, if I ate that stuff everyday I would definitely lose a few pounds...maybe more but I'd probably be dehydrated too.

So has anyone else tried the "Chia Pet Breakfast"? That's what my sis and I are calling it.


Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I eat chia sprinkled on top of my oatmeal, with Greek yogurt and fruit, and in my cereal.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My friend swears by it--but I'm not sold on the chia;)

Kimbra Kasch said...

Jen: that sounds like a better way to eat it.

GG: Me either. . .

The Happy Whisk said...

I bake with chia all the time. LOVE IT. I even did a little lemon and chia cookie. So flipping good. Then I did the same thing, but with orange. They are fantastic.

I also put it in shakes.