Ch-Ch-Ch Chia!

I finally tried the illusive Chia seed today! I have been wanting to get my hands on it for a while but never asked where the “Chia seed department” was at my local health foods store. Well, yesterday I bought a container of this magical seed.

I am especially intrigued by the Chia seed after reading about it in “Born to Run“. The author of the book says eating chia seeds are the nutritional equivalent of drinking a smoothie of “spinach, salmon and human growth hormone”. Plus, the Tarahumara eat it and they are almost super human so I had to try it! IMG 36231 300x400 Ch Ch Ch Chia!

I added a tablespoon to my oatmeal this morning. Then, I went out and ran 56 miles. Just kidding. I eat oatmeal after I run or I risk barfing on my shoes, and it’s so cold here it would probably freeze on my shoes and I would have throw-up sneakers for the rest of my life.

I placed my super powered Chia oats in a convenient PB container icon smile Ch Ch Ch Chia! No muss no fuss.IMG 3626 300x400 Ch Ch Ch Chia!

See the dark specks? Those are the seeds. IMG 3629 400x300 Ch Ch Ch Chia!

My initial impressions: I couldn’t taste it at all and it did give the oats a slightly thicker consistency. I will have to give my full review after I eat them for a few days, so stay tuned!

Check out my latest Breathe post - Falling and Getting Back Up

Marathon Training – I did 5.89 freezing miles today. I need to add another layer to my running gear. I was dying out there!


  1. says

    Now I’m going to have that stupid chia song stuck in my head! :)

    I’ve been wanting to try them too, looks like yours are the ground kind? Do most people eat them whole? I think the only time I’ve seen them they are whole…

    Confusing. I’m interested to see if you notice a difference!

  2. says

    it was definitely cold outside today! are chia seeds related to the chia pet? i keep hearing about eating the seeds and all i can think about is the planty pets

  3. says

    Monica – I’m having trouble keeping up with you. One day in the warmth of SoCal, the next day back on the East Coast! My head’s spinning.

    If the chia seeds don;t work out, at least you can grow a nice ‘fro

  4. says

    Great breathe post! You hit the nail on the head. The hubs bought me that book for Christmas. I can’t wait to read it. I just got the chia seeds online as I’ve been interested in trying them. i figure it can’t hurt. :-)

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