You are going to love this recipe because it's so easy, so tasty, and so packed with nutrients that it may become your new breakfast routine. I've heard that Aztec warriors and explorers would eat a handful of raw chia seeds and have the endurance to go for days without other food. Wthether or not that is a myth, Chia seeds, AKA Salvia Hispanica, AKA Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet, is a flowering plant in the sage family that was cultivated by the Aztec. The seeds are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, dietary fiber, and is a significant source of antioxidants and a variety of amino acids. You can even use Chia, like flax, as an egg-replacer in baked goods!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED (serves 2):
- • 1/2 cup chia seeds
- • 1 large banana
- • 1½ cups almond milk
- 1. Blend all ingredients until smooth. (* Instead of blending, you can also just soak the seeds in the almond milk for 5 minutes for a more interesting texture).
- 2. Add about 1 cup of whatever fruit you enjoy. I added blueberries, strawberries, figs, and white peach.