Two Super-foods you need to be eating and a recipe that uses them both!

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Two “super-foods” you need
to be eating daily: Chia Seeds and Flaxseed
You’ve probably heard about these two items a lot over the last couple years. Here’s why so
many people rave about them:*Chia Seeds have:
·        -5 times more calcium than milk
-7 times more vitamin C than an orange
-2 times more iron than spinach
-2 times more potassium than
They also are known for their ability to regulate blood sugar and are a great way to increase your fiber, protein and Omega3s in your diet!
*Benefits of Flaxseed:
1.8g of Omega-3 essential fatty acids per TB, which is a “good” fat that benefits heart health.
·        –
Contains Lignans, which functions like an antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Flaxseed has 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
·       -Contains heart healthy fiber (8g per tablespoon of flaxseed!)
·       -Some studies show that by having 2TB of flaxseed a day, hot flashes can be reduced in menopausal women!
*Some evidence shows that flaxseed may help reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.You can get these into your diet in multiple ways, such as adding them to your
protein shakes, putting them in your protein bites, or sprinkling them over foods that you like. But today, here is a recipe with my favorite way to eat
these items:
I first created this recipe a couple weeks back in hopes to find a way that I could eat Greek Yogurt and actually enjoy it. That stuff is tangy, y’all.
I avoided Dairy for the last six months or so, but have gradually added it back to my diet and seem to be doing well. Plain Greek yogurt is a great yogurt choice as it’s without a lot of added sugar, and it offers 15 g of protein per 5.3 oz serving.Also, chia seeds and flaxseed are GREAT foods to have in your diet, so making a recipe that contains both of these plus Peanut Butter= WIN.

I made a bowl of this dip and tasted it by itself and wasn’t blown away to be honest (it’s not really very sweet, unless you add a lot of stevia). But once I used it as a dip for an apple, it was SO GOOOOD.

Here’s how to make it:I used:
1 container Plain Greek Yogurt (I could only find the fat free type, but full fat would be fine, also) 5.3 oz
1-2 TB. Natural Peanut Butter (our favorite is Smucker’s Natural Chunky) to taste
1 TB Chia Seeds
1 TB Flaxseed
½ to 1 tsp Stevia/Truvia to taste

Plop it all in a bowl and mix it up.




When I have time, I pre-cut my apple slices, squirt on some lemon juice, and take them to work already cut.


This was after it had sat overnight and become thicker.


Stick a lid on it and put it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat it. I like it after it’s had at least overnight to sit, as the chia seeds kind of plump up and it takes on a thicker
texture. It becomes more of a spread than a dip, but it is DELICIOUS.
I take the bowl with me to work, keep it in the fridge there, and it lasts me about 3 days when
I’m putting it on my morning apple.I’ve made this recipe twice a week since I first created it and look forward to
having it as one of my snacks each day along with my apple. I hope that you
like it as much as I do!
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