Chia Fruit Salad

 

Chia Fruit Salad
 
This recipe helped me transition from my juice cleanse to eating regular food again. I couldn't just go from green juice to eating my oatmeal again overnight. So instead I made this for breakfast. The fruit was easy to digest and the chia seeds helped to start adding fiber back into my diet. This recipe was really just an experiment, but it ended up being so tasty that I realized it would make the perfect snack. Or it's great as a light breakfast if your not into having a big hearty meal first thing in the morning.
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Ingredients
  • Organic Blueberries
  • Organic Strawberries sliced
  • Pomegranate Arils
  • Chia Seeds
  • Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp of raw honey (optional sweetener)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl add desired amount of chia seeds and almond milk and let sit for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.
  2. Add in optional raw honey and mix.
  3. Add fruit.
Notes
Strawberries contain more Vitamin C then any other fruit including oranges! They have so many phytonutrients and antioxidants that they have been strongly linked to help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. They also are one of the only fruits that help to regulate blood sugar.


Blueberries are definitely my favorite fruit, I don’t go a day without them. They are also packed with Antioxidants and Phytonutrients. Blueberries help to reduce inflammation, combat Oxidative stress, protect the Nervous System, and reduce Cholesterol. New studies have also shown that Blueberries help improve memory and cognitive function. It is especially helpful in aging adults, to protect their brain against Neurodegneration. In other words blueberries make you smarter.


Pomegranate Arils have become much more popular and you can find them packaged in your local grocery story. Or you can always go ahead and buy a pomegranate and pick out the seeds (I prefer the package myself, much faster). These little guys happen to not only be packed with vitamins, but are also high in fiber as well. Studies show that Pomegranates strongly promote heart health, lower cholesterol, and minimize other cardiac risks. They have anti-cancer and immune boosting properties, and may even have an impact on treating and preventing depression.


Chia seeds were a staple food for the Aztecs and Mayans. They consumed these seeds for increased energy and stamina. In fact Chia means “strength.” One thing that makes Chia Seeds such a super star is its high fiber content. One serving of Chia Seeds supplies 42% of your daily fiber requirement. And in addition to being packed full of antioxidants they are an excellent source of your Omega 3 Fatty Acids. If you have heart issues, digestive issues, low energy and fatigue, or are looking to lose weight, you’ll want to include Chia Seeds in your diet.