Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chia Goodness

Wake up in the morning feeling like P-diddy...

Grab my Chia Goodness. I'm out the door. I've got my breakfast ready...

Something about Ke$ha's song "Tik-Tok" that just gets me thinking about my morning routine. Which has been relatively insane this summer between summer debate camps, vacations, and trainings. However during this insanity, I have had the opportunity to discover new breakfast options. Including a cereal that could be made hot or cold -- Chia Goodness!

While roaming the aisles of a Whole Foods somewhere in the United States, I stumbled across this bag that caught my eye. With the only ingredients being Chia, Buckwheat, Hulled Hemp Seeds, and Celtic Sea Salt is seemed like it was full of healthy benefits. The bag said you could make it cold or hot and all I would need is a couple of tablespoons of liquid (water or milk of your choice). 4 tablespoons of liquid for 2 tablespoons of seeds.

How was it? I tried making it and waiting the 3-5 minutes that the bag suggested. It was really seedy. So I tried again and let it sit overnight. I grabbed it in the morning and took it to the gym to each after my workout and before I went to work. It was delicious! Earthy and nutty. Still a little crunchy but in a good way. I tried it with blueberries and with bananas, with soy milk and with water. It has become a super easy-to-prep breakfast.
I have read countless articles and shared information on the health benefits of chia and hemp seeds. But health benefits aside, the bottom line is that this cereal is easy to make and good to eat.

Two tablespoons of Chia Goodness Original, according to their Web site, has 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein.


Mo Diva said...

carol. based on looks alone, i wil take your word for it LOL

but for the benefits, i might consider it!

Christina said...

mmm. i love chia seeds. i've never seen chia goodness. i love the crunch they add to oatmeal!

Mom on the Run said...

Chia seeds is something I have not embarked in. I may have to try it sometime.

Ruth from Ruth's Hemp Foods said...

I am the creator of Chia Goodness, and I want to thank you for "uncovering" it - and covering it!
Note for you and your readers: you picked up the Original, which is the most nutritious, but somewhat bland, and definitely needs fruit added. We also have 3 other flavors, with the same base of chia, hemp, buckwheat and celtic sea salt, but with flavors added. Apple Almond, Cranberry Ginger and Chocolate (with organic cocoa and raw cacao nibs) are "pre-delicious", just add liquid (or stir into yogurt), wait a few minutes and - yum - the best breakfast ever!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a product I would love to find and try!


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