Aztec Energy

I have recently been doing some research into Chia seeds. They are a natural energy source with double the amount of calcium as milk and more protein in than you can shake a stick at.

In case you haven’t encountered Chia seeds before, they originated in Mexico and have been used in a medical context for hundreds of years. Aztec warriors ate the seeds to give themselves energy and endurance.

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One of the recipes I am trying is a traditional Mexican energy drink; apparently Chia means ‘strength’ in the Mayan language. Being rich in fibre, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals it doesn’t really sound like you can go wrong…

…ALTHOUGH, an article I read in Women’s health said that Chia seeds can potentially block your oesophagus…

…but anyway, I think I will take my chances.

Here are the recipes I tried out with my Chia seeds from Holland & Barrett:

Raspberry chia seed jam
Chia energy drink
Almond and chia granola

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