Chia Seeds & My Short Long Run
|Chia Seed Pudding|
Chia Seed Facts
- Chia seeds are packed with protein, calcium, iron, essential fatty acids and potassium.
- Whole chia seeds are more digestible if you soak them in water or another liquid for a few minutes before eating.
- You don't need a recipe to use chia seeds. You can simply add chia seeds to your favorite smoothie recipe or add them to some water or juice.
Chia Seed Recipes
Chia Seed Pudding
For the pudding in the top photo, I used Chia Seed Pudding (Giada's recipe). All of the ingredients are pictured except for the milk. It is a good idea to stir the mixture every once in awhile at first to make sure that the seeds are covered with yogurt.
I liked this pudding and will make it again. If you like a thicker consistency, the next recipe is for you.
In a bowl, stir together the following ingredients. Then let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. This has a thick consistency.
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon almonds
1 tablespoon walnuts
This recipe is based loosely on a recipe from The Aztec Diet by Bob Arnot, a book I read this week, which focuses on chia seeds. I'm not going to go on the Aztec Diet, which calls for eating chia smoothies three times a day at first, but there are some recipes in the book that I'll try like this chia muesli I ate yesterday before my run.
My Long Run - Not!Yesterday I planned to run 12 miles, but while I was running, things got in the way - a phone call that needed a follow-up, the wind, blah, blah and I only made it 8.46 miles because I...
...Ran back home to get a jacket and my dog and I made the follow-up phone call. By then, I was really cold and hungry so I didn't finish my run. See? Blah, blah, blah. Excuses!
I haven't decided whether I'll make it up or just skip my longer run this week, but I've got a plan. Next time, I'm wearing more layers and bringing a snack. I hope you finish all of your planned runs this week!