Throughout history, as far back as the ancient Aztecs, chia has been used for energy, stamina and endurance. In an amazing modern day illustration of the power of Chia, 52-year-old Tarahumara Indian Ciraldo Chacarito, astonished the sports world by winning a 200 mile race in handmade sandals.
What was his secret? CHIA! This remarkable superfood has virtually no taste, but an amazing abundance of nutrients, and a unique quality of thickening - almost instantly - when mixed with any liquid.
-More Omega-3 than flax or salmon
-5 times more calcium than milk
-One of nature's best sources of fiber
-About 20% complete protein
-Great source of iron and other minerals
-Very low glycemic due to "gel quality"
Thicken any recipe without imparting taste
Gluten free, raw chia seed.
throw it into smoothies
mix into muffins, cakes, pancakes and bread
great for thickening sauces and soups
stir into oatmeal, yogurt or granola
wonderful for pudding
use in place of normal thickeners in pie - the chia absorbs the juice the fruit releases - yum!
best to hydrate the seeds before consuming (or they'll dehydrate you!).