Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ch-ch-ch-Chia seeds!

For those of you who tried the flax seeds and

Or those of you who looked at the flax seeds and!

I give you, chia seeds!

These are tiny little seeds that are native to Guatemala and Mexico.  They are packed with protein, fiber, and other fantastic vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.  They also, in my opinion, have hardly any taste.  They have a bit of a texture (a light crunch), but they are truly hard to notice when combined with other strong flavors and textures.

Vanilla yogurt with strawberries, walnuts, granola, and chia seeds

So if you are willing to try a different seed supplement, try the chia seed!  As with the flax seed, a little goes a long way, so eat in moderation!  (about 1 tsp. will do).

Combine with a day of outdoor exercise.  I explored a new hiking path today with friends.  I even did some swimming in frigid water!  Was it structured exercise which burned x-amount of calories? No...but I felt fit enough to do it, which is the goal.  Challenge yourself with a few hours of unstructured exercise.  You will feel alive.

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