Possibly the perfect breakfast: protein, fiber, omega 3s...nice. Serves 1.
- 1 cup liquid (such as almond milk, unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds, ground, organic
- 1 egg, free-rance, raw
- To taste, optional: protein powder, brewer's yeast, other powdered boosters
- Flavorings, your choice: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, cocoa powder (raw), coconut (unsweetened), sweetener, fresh or frozen berries, banana or other fruit.
- 1 pinch salt
Grind the chia seeds to make the shake smoother.
Add the liquid and egg. The chia will immediately begin to produce its gel. Blend for a few seconds. Scrape down the container to release clumps of chia that may stick to the sides and bottom. Blend again. A this point, the mixture will taste bland, kind of like cooked but cold plain oatmeal.
Add flavorings to taste and blend to mix them in. Drink slowly and thoughtfully, as digestion begins in your mouth.
Great for breakfast or any time during the day when you need a between-meal pick-me-up. Both the almond milk and the egg contain protein, so the satisfaction will stay with you longer than with, say, fruit juice or tea, even if you don't add protein powder.