Chia seeds may have been around since the Aztec, but it hasn’t been until recently that it’s gained popularity.
Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico.
These seeds are also my quick, simple way of adding a whole lot of nutrition to my diet. Known as one of the healthiest foods on the planet, this low calorie power house contains fiber, protein, magnesium, calcium, omega 3’s and antioxidants. My favorite brand is Spectrum Organics.
I add to my daily smoothie and oatmeal. You can also add to yogurt, salads and meals. My nutritionist, Maryann Jones of Thrive Naturally makes a yummy Chia seed pudding for breakfast. Here’s the recipe. Best part- They are tasteless so they won’t alter your meal!