Superfood of the Maya –
Even the ancient Maya, who lived hundreds of years ago, knew about the miraculous powers of Chia seeds. For them, the little seeds were a staple food and remedy in one.
In the meantime, many other countries have come to hear about the Superfood from Mexico, because with the amount of antioxidants, calcium, potassium, iron, Omega-3- and Omega-6-fatty acids that it contains, it outshines most other foods: The amount of calcium in Chia seeds is five times higher than the amount in milk; its potassium levels are double as high as the ones of bananas; they contain three times more iron than spinach and also three times more antioxidants than blueberries. Therefore, they can heal sicknesses, relieve pain, prevent heart disease, strengthen your concentration and help you lose excess weight. By adding liquid, they grow up to 9-12 times their size within only 10 minutes and that way make you feel full a lot longer.
On top of that, Chia seeds can be mixed with all kinds of things, for example water, juice, milk and various fruits: whether it’s in a smoothie, for baking, in rice dishes or many more. Try the following recipe and see for yourself!
Chia pudding with oats and pomegranate seeds
- 2-3 tbs. of Chia seeds
- 2/3 cup of water / rice-, almond- or cow’s milk
- 2/3 cup of plain yoghurt
- 4 tbs. of oats
- Pomegranate seeds
Instructions: (duration: about 1 hour 15 minutes)
1. For the Chia pudding mix water or rice, almond or cow’s milk and Chia seeds, mix and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour.
2. Then add the plain yoghurt and mix it well.
3. After that, take a glass and fill it with half of the Chia pudding. Add oats. Now add the rest of the Chia pudding and top it off with the pomegranate seeds.
If you want, you can add spiced like cinnamon, vanilla or sweetener like honey or maple syrup. Of course, you can also substitute the pomegranate seeds with any other fruit.
You can eat the Chia pudding right away or save it in the fridge for up to a week.
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