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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Chia Cookbook: Inventive, Delicious Recipes Featuring Nature's Superfood

I was so impressed with this cookbook that I wanted to make every one of the recipes but after reading the authors story to total heath, I knew I had  to pass this book on ( just to lend. I have to sue this book!!!). My friend has a a terrible rash on her body  but after reading the heath benefits I am convinced a diet with these little seeds in it will cure  my dear friend.The author describes her struggle with a terrible disorder and how nothing else helped her symptoms better than adding Chia Seeds into her daily diet. Once she found the power of these magical seeds, it made her disorder almost completely disappear.

The sections in the book include:
Juices, Smoothies, & Shakes
Healthy Mornings
Snacks and Small Bites
Salads and Soups
Main Dishes
Desserts, Sweet Nibbles, and Cocktails

I cant wait  to sue this book. These seeds are amazing.They are the richest plant-based source of omega 3's .  With 70% more protein than soybeans, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 600 percent more calcium than milk and 200 percent more potassium than a banana, chia earns its superfood status with ease.

To tempt you hear is a recipe 
Chia green superfood smoothie
This superfood cleanse-style smoothie makes a supersatisfying snack. The apple juice and grapes give it just the right amount of sweetness, while the ginger and lemon provide a nice kick. If you add in a small handful of raw almonds and enjoy the whole recipe for yourself, you’ve got the perfect meal replacement. 
Serves 2 

3⁄4 cup 100% pure apple juice (not from concentrate), at room temperature
1 tablespoon white chia seeds 
1 cup firmly packed fresh baby spinach or baby kale 
1 cup seedless green grapes, frozen 
1⁄2 cup chopped, peeled or unpeeled, English cucumber
1⁄4 Hass avocado, peeled
1⁄4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 small lemon)
2 teaspoons peeled, grated fresh ginger 

In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the apple juice and chia seeds and let stand for about 20 minutes. (Makes about 7⁄8 cup apple-chia gel.)

Place the apple-chia gel, spinach, grapes, cucumber, avocado, mint, lemon juice, and ginger in a blender. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately. 

Do not forget the beautiful pictures which make this book all the better!

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

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