Blueberry Smoothie Meal Alternative

Great tasting Blueberry Smoothie pack with power.

Looking for a quick breakfast try this Blueberry Smoothie.  Trying to lose weight replace your breakfast and dinner with this smoothie and watch the pounds melt away.  

Consider using wild blueberries they’re higher in nutrient than conventional blueberries. You can find them in your freezer section.

For extra sweetness add in a banana. Need more protein add chia seeds. I try to keep them simple with four ingredients.  

 

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon sunflower butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • water to blend (for personal thickest)

Smoothie

Chia Seeds added to your diet

Benefits of Chia Seeds in your diet.

Chia Seeds has emerged; with really groundbreaking promises and benefits from nutrition in the form of phosphorous, magnesium, protein and fiber, to help people with heart problems, weight issues etc. Let’s explore the benefits of Chia Seeds in your diet.  But before that let’s explore the origin of these seeds!

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

Seeds of Salvia Hispancia are known as the Chia Seeds and this plant is a member of the mint family. This plant is native of only South America and the seeds are black and white in color. From the ancient times Chia Seeds were used as an important diet part of Mayans and Aztecs. The word Chia was given by the Mayans as it means ‘strength’. The following benefits can be achieved by adding these miraculous seeds to your diet. The suggested serving to obtain necessary benefits are 2 tablespoons per day about 120 calories. Although; this is a natural food, we recommend consulting your doctor with all dietary changes.

1. Nutrients – Chia Seeds are filled with many nutrients that are necessary elements for our physical health. Chia Seeds; provide energy and helps in reducing fat, making it a first choice of people who are seeking a healthy diet with weight reduction benefits. The nutrients strengthens the immune system and helps protect the body from harmful bacteria and allergens.

2. Antioxidants qualities – Chia Seeds have high amounts of antioxidants that helps the body to flush out toxins that creates health issues. They are also very helpful for fighting against production of cancer cells. Chia Seeds are said to have 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries.

3. Suitable for weight loss – This is a perfect dietary element that you can easily add to your diet. It contains fiber and protein that reduces weight without affecting functionality of the body. It doesn’t lower the energy level of the body which is also an added advantage of Chia Seeds. The Chia Seeds will increase ten times its size when added to water or liquid resulting in feeling full and less hunger. Hence, potentially reducing the amount of food intake.

4. Omega 3 fatty acids – These magical seeds contains large quantities of Omega-3 fatty acids. This fat was only found in fish which many people avoid. This fatty acid is crucial for reducing weight as it helps to remove solid fats and toxins from body.

5. Good for hair and skin – They are also helpful for looking younger as they reduce ageing signs and helps for radiant fair skin. Many people have acclaimed that they have received healthy hair benefits as a results also by the regular intake of these amazing seeds.

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Chia Recipe: White Chili with Chia

Chia Recipe: White Chili

When the temperature drops below 60 degrees and football is on Saturday, Sunday and Monday I become a football widow.  This is a great time for me to start experimenting with Chia Recipes.  Todays Chia Recipe: White Chili will be added to the rotation of fall favorites.  

Chia Recipe: White Chili with Chia Seeds

Chai Recipe: White Chili with Chia Seeds

I had heard people talk about how good White Chili was but I always stuck with the traditional recipe until my sister, Stephanie tasted White Chili at a  chili cook off.  She gave it rave reviews and tried it herself.  You know me; I had to try it too.   Sheila and I, always joke about how we never follow directions; this recipe was no exception.  We have been reading about the benefits of Chia Seeds so we wanted to start incorporating them into our meals.  This would be a great test, would we notice anything different.   Chia Seeds can be used as a thickener while adding nutritional benefits.  Chia Seeds are packed protein, fiber, omega 3’s and so much more, all without impacting taste.   Well, it was true, White Chili with Chia was a thick hearty meal. To make this White Chili with Chia seeds a no brainer I used a crockpot.  Yes, I put everything in the crockpot and went to work.  I used ground turkey and sausage, however any white meat will do.  (chicken, sausage or turkey) The only thing I had to do when I got home was make some Corn and Jalapeño muffins and I had an  awesome meal. Take the following ingredients; put them in the crockpot and you have superfood meal packed with favor. This is a must try dish.   Click below to order your Chia Seeds today.   White Chili with Chia Seeds: 1 lb ground turkey 1 lb ground sausage 1 bag white beans (use can if you drain and rinse) 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds 1 cup corn 1 medium jalapeño (seeds and vein removed to less the kick) 1 medium onion 1 cup celery  2 garlic cloves 32 oz chicken broth  1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 package white chili season 1 tablespoon basil  Salt and pepper  Directions Put all in the crock pot and let it go.   Order your Chia Seeds Today.