I got hungry last night and took the leftover banana ice cream from the freezer to see how it faired. If last week’s was soft serve, this week’s was sorbet! It definitely crystallized, but it was still very delicious – just different. Perfect for a night when you don’t want to clean the food processor! I have a few more bananas already in the freezer for the next batch 🙂 This stuff is just amazing!
I was excited to try out my new chia seeds for breakfast!! I decided to put them into overnight oats.
Last night I combined 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup water and 1 tbsp chia seeds in a bowl. This AM they were nice and gelled! I ate a few hand-to-mouth last night and they are good that way too. You can feel the gel almost instantly. The only drawback: not to be gross, but these guys get stuck in very crevice of your mouth!
Chias are apparently the new flax seed. They also have omega-3s (even more than flax!), calcium and iron, they don’t need to be ground and don’t go rancid as quickly, they are FULL of protein and fiber (I can imagine what all that gel is doing in my stomach right now) And the Aztecs used to eat them, so they must be cool! (We love all things Aztec in this house thanks to Matt’s anthropology major, summer in the Yucatan and my almost-minor in anthro.)
More info on chia:
They look like little stones!
I liked the chia gelled mush a lot, esp knowing all the nutritional benefits.
With Bigelow Vanilla Chai tea (I had to pair chai and chia today!)
You may have heard the breaking news that there are a few golden tickets surfacing around the globe. Caitlin is auctioning one off on Healthy Tipping Point tomorrow, and Veruca Salt herself generously traded her ticket to me for a golden goose the love ducks flew in!
Today at NOON you’ll have the opportunity to bid on a Summit Ticket on Ebay!! Search for “2009 Healthy Living Summit Ticket” at noon to start the bids, and I’ll post a link when it goes live. The auction will go on for 3 days, so there’s time to evaluate travel and debate before bidding. It will conclude on Friday at NOON. The auction is just for a free registration to the Summit, Friday night cocktail party and Saturday conference, and does not include hotel or travel expenses.
The cost of the ticket will be donated to my favorite non-profit, Heifer International, which works to build sustainable communities for those in need in the U.S.A. and around the world.
Let the bidding begin!
I am off to work all day!