Elysa Makes Chia Video Blog

August 19th, 2009

Chia, the newest to join the ‘super foods’ little known for it’s incredible nutritional value and famous for it’s ability to sprout into the Chia Pet we so longed to buy from TV. Was it the wonder of growing something so simply or that catchy jingle?

On advice from Xell Calderer, Elysa added chia seed to her diet. And then she made some for me. Being a vegetarian, I was quickly interested in the high protein supplement which also boasts, calcium, potassium, omega fatty acids and plenty of fiber. I found a tablespoon of chia in the morning was better than a cup of coffee with a sustained energy to keep me going through lunch.

The recipe Elysa taught me is demonstrated below but I also put them in the coffee grinder and sprinkle it on cereal, salad or mix it in a glass of juice.

Elysa’s recipe:
1 tbsp Chia seeds
4 tbsps Rice Milk (or any kind of milk, juice, water)
shredded coconut, cranberries, agave nectar
Mix chia and milk and let sit for ten minutes. When mixture thickens and becomes gelatinous add fruits, sweetner and anything else you like.

Thanks to Jaik for editing and uploading the video for us.

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