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!
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 🙂 No muss no fuss.
See the dark specks? Those are the seeds.
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!
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Marathon Training – I did 5.89 freezing miles today. I need to add another layer to my running gear. I was dying out there!