Muffins & A Chia Seed Giveaway

by HEAB on June 1, 2009

Mmm, look…muffins:

Best muffins I ever made.

Best muffins I ever made.

Want the recipe for my Almond Butter Banana Nut Muffins?  Well, then be sure to check out my guest post today over at Zesty Cook!

Now, who wants some chia seeds? By now, y’all know my love of all things chia. In fact, I had some for breakfast. 

Carrot chia juice.

Carrot chia juice.

I blended 2 cups water with 1 cup carrots and 3 TBSP chia seeds in my Vita-Mix. I then put my juice in the fridge to allow it to thicken.  15 minutes later, I blended the carrot juice with a frozen banana and 7 frozen strawberries.

Fruitylicious chia smoothie!

Fruitilicious chia smoothie!

This bowl was huge, and there was still probably 3/4 cup smoothie leftover in the blender (you better believe I drank it straight from the Vita-Mix).  I love how much volume chia seeds add to my oats and smoothies, not to mention more protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, and iron.  Check out the nutritional info. for my breakfast: 335 calories, 12.9 grams of fat, 69.1 grams of carbs, 21.2 grams of protein, 25.2 grams of fiber, 171% of my daily Vitamin A, 121% of my daily Vitamin C, 32% of my daily calcium, 29% of my daily potassium, & 40% of my daily iron. Not to shabby!  Plus, it tasted really good. :)

You can read about the many benefits of chia seeds here.  I order mine from, and the kind folks at ChiaSeedsDirect have agreed to donate a 1.5 lb bag of white chia seeds to one of my readers.  All you have to do is leave a comment below explaining to me why you haven’t tried chia seeds yet…and you better have a good reason. :)  The contest will end tomorrow night at midnight (Tuesday, June 2), and I’ll post the random winner on Wednesday.  

Don’t forget to check out Yoga is Yummy as Polly’s new yoga DVD goes on sale today!