HEALTHY LIVING

Tired? 11 Natural Foods to Raise Energy

July 26, 2017 By

Your body is meant to be full of energy, not running on fumes. However, all the shelves lined with energy drinks and bars and the coffee shops on every corner, it’s clear that is not most of us are feeling on most days. But it shouldn’t be that way and these aren’t the best foods to raise energy! If you…

SUPERFOODS

What Happens to Chia Seeds Soaked in Water?

April 1, 2017 By

Chia Seeds are an amazing, highly nutritious little seed. But of the most interesting characteristics of chia is what happens to chia seeds soaked in water (or any liquid). Have you tried it? If you combine chia seeds with liquid, minutes later it has expanded and become very gelatinous in its texture. It’s not even remotely what you started with! This…

SUPERFOODS

Why Are Chia Seeds a Superfood?

October 23, 2015 By

Chia seeds are becoming one of the most popular superfoods — for many good reasons. They are virtually tasteless, easy-to-digest (when prepared properly), super nutrient dense, and full of energy-boosting power. The latest research has even linked chia seeds to reversing type 2 diabetes! That’s right, reversing it! Originally from Mexico, chia seeds were so highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value,…

HEALTHY LIVING/RECIPES/SUPERFOODS

How To Soak Chia Seeds Overnight

October 23, 2015 By

Chia seeds are amazing. They are one of my foundational superfoods that you can eat every day to add nutritional support and health benefits to your SuperLife. If you are going to eat chia seeds, I highly recommend that you soak them! Soaking chia seeds “sprouts” them and breaks down “enzyme inhibitors” that protect the seeds. RELATED READING: Why You…

RECIPES

Apple Spice Chia Seed Pudding

October 23, 2015 By

For all of you that want to soak in the season with pumpkin / spice / fall everything, here’s a healthy, clean, festive version of chia pudding. This apple spice chia seed pudding isn’t just a flavorful snack, the chia seeds make it a nutritious boost. While chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries,…

RECIPES/SUPERFOODS

Superfood Made Simple: Nutrient-Packed Chia Seed Pudding

January 1, 2015 By

Amazing! Chia seeds were first cultivated and eaten in central Mexico dating back at least 2000 years ago. Chia seeds were one of the nutritional pillars along with corn, beans, and squash (what is commonly referred to as “the three sisters”). When European colonizers arrived they were surprised to see the overall healthy state of the population—in large part due…