I’ve been experimenting with a number of different food types in recent years, and I now find myself eating mostly vegetarian. This means I am always looking for interesting, wholesome, cost effective ingredients to add to my meals.
Welcome Chia seeds.
Today I’d like to share with you what Chia seeds are, why I choose to include this superfood into my diet, and also why they are best used in moderation.
What are Chia seeds?
Chia seeds come from a flowering plant of the same family as mint. It’s native to Mexico and Guatemala, and history suggests it was an important crop for the Aztecs.
It’s dark, and you’re woken by an insistent, loud, vibrating alarm on your bedside table.
Drowsy, you pull yourself upright and go about your morning routine. But wait, something is different.
There’s a cloud in front of you. Hold on, you notice a tingle in the back of your nose. Oh no.
“Damn it, I’m getting the flu!”
It’s the time of year again, winter (well, at least in Australia anyway), where it’s almost expected that we get the flu.
It’s annoying, disruptive, and disgusting.
I know all too well.
Yep, you read right. Cauliflower pizza!
Well, actually it was a cauliflower pizza base 🙂
I absolutely love this substitute for a simple, healthy, wholesome pizza base. It uses no flour either, which is great for those who are aiming to reduce or avoid gluten in their diets. I consciously make an effort to reduce my gluten intake as much as possible for 6 out of my 7 day weeks, as I follow a cyclic carbohydrate eating plan.
This post isn’t all about pizza though.
The greater act of joining another to create this masterpiece in the kitchen, highlighted something even more important in my life that I was oblivious to.
I’m standing beside the desk of a colleague the other day, and as I lean over I inhale the ‘interesting’ scent of my own B.O.
My mind starts racing.
Is it actually me? Is it really that bad? Can the other person smell it too? Surely they must……..
If you’re like me and have had this problem before, you may have come to the same conclusion, which for me is that my deodorant just wasn’t up to scratch.
Those who know me, know that I’ve always been big into health an nutrition. I’ve tried a lot of weird stuff, so now I am looking to push my understanding to a new level and try a juice detox – eating no solids and consuming a high nutrient “green” drink.
This blog post is the first in a 3 part series, and will provide you with the benefits of detox, and my top 3 reasons for giving it a try.
Maybe the information will inspire you to try too.