I'm sure you've heard the hype around chia seeds. I am no exception. I love chia seeds, I get a boost of Omega-3s, fiber and protein and I feel fuller for longer after eating them. Oh, I also feel better when I eat them. I learned while reading the Gabriel Method, that with the way food is processed these days we may be getting a 20:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3, which can potentially cause a whole heap of problems.
If you're trying to get more Omega 3s in your diet without supplements try these foods:
- Pasture-fed beef
- Edamame (soy beans)
- Wild Rice
- Flax seeds
There are also Omega 3 enriched foods, like eggs and cheese, but one of the things that really stuck out to me when I read In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan was the concept of synergy. Whole foods are naturally synergized with the vitamins and minerals that support and stabilize each other. So Omega 3 enrichment may be far more difficult to digest than getting it from the source.
I'm not entirely sure why my fingers are so wet. Chopping fruit? Cleaning cutting boards?
Here's what you'll need:
2 tablespoons of chia seeds - I like this kind. They also sell them in bulk at some grocery stores
3 tablespoons of honey
1/2 tablespoon of water - to emulsify
1 medium mango - chopped
1/4 medium honeydew - chopped
1/2 cup of blackberries
1 cup strawberries - chopped
Mix honey, water and chia seeds and set aside. I put mine in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds swell in liquid, which is why I let them sit for a while.
In a large bowl mix mango, honeydew, blackberries and strawberries.
Top with chia honey mixture.
I love sweet stuff and this salad does not disappoint. if you want a bit more variety in flavor or more tartness, you can mix in some citrus juice.