Has anybody experimented with Chia Seeds? I've tried one recipe for a Chia Fresca drink, but I don't think the directions were correct.
What's your favorite recipe for a Chia Seeds drink?
What's your favorite whole foods dish to add Chia Seeds to?
I put them on steamed veggies sometimes and other times I add them into my green smoothies.
These guys here are often very interested in feeling as if they are "on top" of things and can get defensive if you go outside their comfort zones or outside what they've been told is "acceptable." It's not a bad or good thing, and I'm not criticizing anyone. I certainly hope to be totally in control of every aspect of everything, just as so many others do.
Anyway, enjoy them and go for it. I don't know any great thing to do with them other than add them to stuff that I already have made up.
Is there any particular reason you want to add them?
I mistakenly bought into the hype a while back. Eat whole, clean foods. You don't need them.
As far as an answer to your question, I put some in a jar of fresh coconut water and added some lime. Let sit for a while in the fridge. Not too bad.
EDIT: It just so happens that someone at my office is selling packs of Chia Seeds as a weight loss supplement. I thought the timing was rather funny. Anywho, if that isn't a sign, not sure what is.
Feed them to the birds. Then feed the birds to the cat. The birds get to eat their natural diet, my cat gets to eat his natural diet, and my gut is spared damage from the chia seeds. It is a win-win situation.
But look at those tiny seeds--who else in their right mind besides a bird would bother with them? Oh yeah, the Aztecs, who also were really into human sacrifice. Like I said, who in their right mind...
You'll also note that the poor peasants stuck with the chia seeds did as poor peasants everywhere did...they ground the seeds, they soaked the seeds, they fermented the seeds...then, after way too much work, they could make it into something edible. Meanwhile, out in the forest, some hunter-gatherer nailed a pecary with a spear and had an instant meal.
I make chia fresca all summer long. It's really good! I just put some lemon and stevia in filtered water then add some seeds and let it sit overnight. Sometimes I put more, sometimes less. I don't think it really matters. Just adds some body to the drink which is nice.
I don't think as highly of chia (or any other seeds) as I once did but I think they are fine in moderation. They make a great pudding with cream or coconut milk and some cinnamon and stevia. You can also grind the seeds and use the flour in baking.
Put em in a cup of waterand squeeze half a lemon, add some agave if you wish. Let it sit for 15 minutes, stir occasionally...delicious! Recipe from "Born To Run" used by a superathelete tribe in Mexico called "Raramori" AKA "Tarahumara"
I make a 'bread'. After reading about the high estrogen in flax, I made the switch to chia. 1/4 cup egg white power, 1 cup chia seeds (ground/soaked in water for about an hour), 1 3/4 cup water - blend together and place on medium heat in a skillet and cook away
I like them. I think they're tasty, have an acceptable carb load, and the fat content makes for a good snack. I haven't found any compelling evidence that says they're detrimental.
Maybe they cause GI distress for some people, but I haven't found this to be the case for me personally. I say if you're curious then try it and measure your reaction to them.