Monday, June 18, 2012

Motivate Me Monday

I realized that in 9 days I will be on a plane to Spain. That's pretty much all the motivation I need this week! 

However, I wanted to share a couple of the new "health" foods/items I've been obsessed with lately and the ways in which I have been using them. One of my goals is to eat more whole foods and less processed things.  In the summer I'm great at this, but during the school year it gets more difficult.  Here are a few things I have started incorporating.

Chia seeds - little black and white seeds considered an "ancient superfood." Chia seeds are said to have:
  • 2x the protein of any other seed or grain
  • 5x the calcium of milk
  • 2x the potassium of bananas
  • 3x the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries
  • 3x more iron than spinach
  • TONS of omega 3s and 6s
I have made this yummy granola and this delicious fudge. I've started sprinkling them in my oatmeal in the morning and it makes it so good! I'm sure the almond milk and brown sugar also have something to do with it :)

In Vegan cooking, chia seeds mixed with water can replace eggs because they expand!

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar  - this one takes a little more getting used to, but I love it. I make a little drink of a ton of water, a little agave and 3T of ACV. 

I'll let you know if anything else catches my eye. In the meantime, should I go ahead and buy a big girl camera?!?


1 comment:

  1. A) We were just drinking some chia seed lemonade before a big climb on Saturday, so I need to make that delicious fudge ASAP!

    B) OBVI get the camera.