Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chia Oat Bran

I found a great article about Chia Seeds

Just a little on these tiny seeds.
Chia is an amazing plant-based low sodium source of omega-3 fatty acids. The seeds have an oil content that ranges between 29-33%, and their oil contains the highest percentage of alpha-linolenic acid known.

Chia seeds posses 19-23% protein, higher than many other cereal grains including wheat, corn, rice, oats, & barley. 1 TBSP contains 6 grams of protein

Chia seeds are free of gluten and a good source of B vitamins.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, & copper. In fact, chia seeds contain 6 times more calcium, 11 times more phosphorus, and 4.6 times more potassium per 100g of edible portion than does milk.

Chia seeds are high in dietary fiber. They are made up of 5% soluble fiber, which appears as clear mucilage when placed in water. Clear mucilage = pudding like oats & extra thick smoothies. 1 TBSP of chia seeds contains 5 grams of fiber.

The Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup Oat Bran
2 TBSP Chia Seeds
Almond Butter
Raw Honey
Maybe a little protein shake

The Directions:
Cook 1 cup water and 1/2 cup of Oat Bran. 1 - 2 minutes.

Mix in Chia seeds! Add toppings and flavorings you want.

Mine tasted like a honey and PB sandwich!

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