Good Evening All! I have a lovely coworker of mine that has introduced me to something new that I want to share with you. Chia seeds. Yes, that's right the kind that you spread on a terracotta cow and it grows into grass :) Please do not eat the seeds that come in those packages; buy them at a food store.
So basically, these little seeds are pretty awesome when it comes to health and weight loss. They are able to absorb tons of liquid so they are really great for thickening up smoothies/oatmeal and help with hydration. On Tuesday night after my training session with Patrice, I made a smoothie with protein powder, almond milk, blueberries, strawberries and chia seeds. I was pretty amazed at the way it thickened up the smoothie so it almost had the same texture as a milkshake. It was very enjoyable. It also made me feel very full :)
After such a good experience with them in my smoothie, I decided to make overnight oats and include them. This is one way my coworker has used them so I decided it would be a safe choice. I usually make my overnight oats with 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1 cup milk, which makes it very soupy (but I like it). With the chia seeds added to it, the mixture was much thicker and even pudding-like.
Anyway, I have really enjoyed the ch-ch-ch-Chia seeds so far. I'm really glad that my coworker gave me some to try! I will definitely make the investment in a supply of my own :)