Good morning blog world! How are ya today?
I’ll admit, when I first started taking part in the blogging world, I kept hearing about chia seed this and chia seed that. I had to do Google searches about what in the world these chia seeds were, and even then thought they sounded kinda weird. I mean, they kind of make a gel? Eating gel sounds gross to me! But, after reading enough about them (and failing to win any chia seed contests!) I decided to start searching for them to try them for myself. Luckily, I found them at Whole Foods yesterday, and got about 1/3 lb of them because those suckers are EXPENSIVE!!!
[Side note: Last weekend my sister’s boyfriend, Chad, and I were trying to explain what a Chia Pet is, and she was clueless (sorry Salah, you know I love you!). SO for those of you who are younger than me (and sadly that number is growing and GROWING and GROWING), here is what a Chia Pet looks like, and click here to find out what it is]
After thinking long and hard about what to make, I settled on a smoothie:
This guy has 1 cup frozen blueberries, 3 frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt, 1 cup nonfat milk, 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 Tbsp of chia seeds, and a packet of this stuff:
That’s right, I decided to branch out (GASP!) and try something other than the Chocolate Amazing Grass! It was pretty good; to be honest I couldn’t really taste it, but it smelled rather grassy and…get this…chocolatey! Anyway, I blended it all together and got this little number in a big white cup:
This was a great smoothie! The added chia seeds didn’t seem to do anything other than add seed-y texture, but I’m wondering if it was too much liquid for them to make a difference. Either way, I liked the mix, and am going to try them in oatmeal tomorrow morning and see how I like them then 🙂
Speaking of tomorrow, I am SO EXCITED to get to meet all of the local Colorado bloggers! I can tell I’m gonna be in for some ROCKING food and an amazing time 🙂
What are your Valentine’s Day Weekend plans? Anything fun/fancy/sexy (teehee) going on? I know that Nate and I are going to try to spend Valentine’s Day with our friends; we really think that it’s a great day to celebrate with people you love and who love you, and shouldn’t be specific to being in a romantic relationship 🙂