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Ha! Lol, Cassey, I’ve had the birds reject a few of my culinary whoomp waaahs too! You’re not alone!

Mmmmm, everyone’s on the pancake train today! It’s lunchtime here and I’m suddenly wishing I had a skillet of sorts instead of my boring salad. I’m all about the chia (true story? I tried them a few years back ONLY because ‘Chichi’ & ‘Chia’ were fun to say together). But now they’re one of my favorite add-ins, along with flax seed.

Fun facts about Chia?

1. Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. 

2. Chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming yucky. And, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body.

3. Chia seeds provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.

4. When added to water and allowed to sit 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. (research suggest that this reaction also takes place in the stomach, slowing the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar).

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blogilates:

I was having a little experiment in the kitchen. My challenge was to make a new protein pancake recipe. Didn’t have bananas and also had a brand new bag of Mila Chia seed in the house. I know a ton of healthy living bloggers are all about chia seed (yes the same as chia pet chia) so it was about…

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