Righteousfood: Chia Seeds

The Righteousfood of the Week: Chia Seeds! Did you know that chia seeds have more potassium than a banana? Chia seeds are high in protein, fiber, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about this week’s Righteousfood: Chia Seeds.

Righteousfood: chia seeds

Alex and I (Ryan) are listening to one of our favorite books, Born To Run, on Audible. It’s a story about a tribe of super-athlete long distance runners from the Copper Canyons in Mexico, the Tarahumara. They have a special drink, iskiate, which author refers to as, “10,000-year-old-Red-Bull.” Chia seeds are the staple ingredient and it is the Tarahumara’s liquid energy. Mayan and Aztec warriors used the power of chia before going into battle. Alex and I have been having chia seeds for years but only recently did we start preparing them for maximum nutrients. Chia seeds are righteous! They’re an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and provide fiber, iron, and calcium while keeping blood-sugar levels stable. The best way to eat chia seeds is through soaking to absorb the most nutrients. Mix 1/3rd cup seeds with 2 cups of water or coconut/almond milk in a mason jar to form a gel. Soak them for at least 2 hours, or overnight is best, and the gel lasts in the fridge for 3-5 days. Throw them in your shakes, oatmeal, or desserts!