Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chia Mounts

Chia Mounts

Ok I'l be honest with you guys, I am an extremely lazy person and really need a push or a trigger or a strong reason to get moving and do things. Sav's Kitchen happened thanx to my Bully Brother who one day insisted to eat something made from my hand only and that's when I got back to cooking and this time its a dear friend who gifted me a lovely apron with Sav's Kitchen written on it and inspired me to cook ;)
Thanx Aiman :)
I have often read that it is important to eat within 10 minutes of your waking up as it helps to boost your metabolism which I have experienced myself. You don't need to eat something heavy, just grab a bite of something nutritious like some dry fruit or may be some health bar.
I sometimes keep some dry cakes but they are not healthy on a daily basis as you can pile on unwanted calories so I mostly go for Honey Oat Bars or something like made of Chia Seeds.

I have made small bars using Chia seeds, Dates, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Honey. They are my small power boosters which keep me fueled with energy all day long. Kindly note its highly recommended to eat anything connected to Chia Seeds in the morning because they are packed with so much nutrition which is ideally to be consumed in day light as it is easy to digest and keeps you going all day long.
I had read somewhere that it is not recommended for people who have a medical issue like Blood pressure and Diabetes, so kindly seek medical advice before consuming.

What Is Chia?

Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel.

Chia Seeds

(Source : Webmd.com)

To know more about the health benefits of Chia Seeds you can visit this link - 11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Dark Chocolate-

Dark Chocolate
I have eaten a lot of dark chocolate while trading stocks, it really helps to soothe your mind. Dark chocolate has many benefits. Its excellent for your skin, full of antioxidants and makes your brain sharp too. To know more in detail you can read further - 6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

14 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate, According to Science – and 6 Delicious Recipes

Dates - 


I love Dates, mostly prefer seedless ones and like to have them with hot milk or sometimes after lunch. Good substitute for desserts.

They are excellent for health. Health Benefits of Dates

Peanut Butter - 

The Top 8 Health Benefits Of Peanut Butter

How To Make A Perfect Peanut Butter – The Definite Guide

Honey - 

6 Delicious Health Benefits Of Honey

Recipe Of Chia Mounts


100 gms Chia Seeds

30 gms Dark Chocolate - shredded wafer thin

8-10 seedless Dates - chopped finely

Honey 1 tbsp or more for binding

1 tbsp Peanut Butter or as per your preference

Mix them all together in a bowl and make a dough. Keep in the freezer for 10 minutes so that it becomes little firm and shape them as you like it. Store in a glass jar and keep it in the fridge.
Start your day with this magic power booster and stay healthy and be happy :)

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