Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A spring in my step

Actually, it seems like most of you are night owls.

What is up with this spring weather?!
One day its hot, the next it's freezing cold. 

Give me sunshine! 

Does the weather happen to affect your mood?
I feel like anytime it's nice and sunny, 
I'm in an instantly happy mood.
A spring-y mood I guess you could say. 
When it's cold, windy or rainy
I'm generally not peppy like I would otherwise be. 
Maybe it's because I have almost constant goosebumps
and always seem to be cold. 

So for me, cold weather means wearing as many layers as possible.

Anyway, you're probably wondering why I posted that picture up there...
you see... I wanted to introduce you to my new friends.

Chia Seeds!

  You see, that picture up there was actually yesterday's snack.
Natural yogurt, fresh strawberries and a sprinkling of chia seeds!

Simple, healthy and delicious! 

I was sent Chia products to try from The Chia Co.
Chia is the highest plant based source of omega 3, dietary fibre and protein 
- making it perfect for someone like me who doesn't eat fish, or eggs
and those tiny powerhouses are so easy to include in your daily diet! 

So far, I've used the Chia Seed sprinkled on top of yogurt and cereal, mixed with yoghurt to make a congealed Chia Pudding and added into piping hot oatmeal. 
The texture is different from what you might think, 
you're not going to break your teeth on these little beauties, 
they're actually quite fluffy! 
(It's hard to describe, forgive me)
The Chia Bran is perfect for adding into cake, muffin and bread recipes and even works as a great thickening agent in smoothies! I've also added it into oatmeal, yogurt and on top of cereal. 
(Is it becoming obvious breakfast is, perhaps, my favourite meal?)

The Chia Ground Seed is much like the other products, in that its perfect for adding to recipes or sprinkling on top of your regular meals for that added nutrition booster. 

For me, Chia products are a perfect way to get more omega-3 and protein into my diet - almost without noticing
and with their ever growing popularity, it's so easy to get your hands on some yourself!
Head to The Chia Co's Online Store or have a look at their retail stockists.


So tell me, 
Have you ever tried Chia?
How did you have it? and what did you think?

And does the weather affect your mood?
What would be your ideal day?

Kristy received Chia products courtesy of
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  1. Wow.. that looks really yummy! Chia sounds interesting - wonder if we get them here? The shot at the start is stunning - I can see it on a food & nutrition magazine, or on a marketing brochure of a holiday resort!

    BTW - Thanks a lot for your comments on my blog! You not only made my day, but also my week! ;) My life is probably more than half over, but I realize it's never too late to start a new hobby.

  2. I'm sure you could get it there, it seems to be an "in thing" at the moment.

    And that's absolutely no problem! Your photos are fantastic :)

  3. I bought a loaf of bread the other day which had chia seeds in it- I had no idea what it was...=S
    Not that I could really taste it because the bread had a billion other grainy stuff in there =) Although I'm not a huge fan of the cold, the weather actually doesn't make a huge difference to my mood =D I have a friend who's always sasd on gloomy days though...haha

  4. Von - I think alot of bakers delight grain breads have chia in them, they look kinda like poppy seeds but you cant feel them :P