Part 2 of our Intro to Raw Foods series was awesome. Abby made chia puddings – one with vanilla agave, the other with blueberries. She explained how chia is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which as you may know is essential for proper body function on so many levels. A few people have called who couldn’t make it to the class but still wanted the recipe, so without further ado, here it is 🙂
1/2 cup chia seeds
3 cups pure water
1/4 tsp Sunfire salt
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tbs Sunfire Superfoods Vanilla Agave Nectar
Combine chia seeds, 2 cups of water and Sunfire salt in a glass jar and shake well. Let stand for a minimum of 20 minutes or store in refrigerator overnight.
Combine hemp seeds, 1 cup of water and agave in blender. Blend on high until smooth.
Blend soaked chia and hemp mixture in blender until
– OR –
Pour hemp mixture into soaked chia and stir. This method will give you a result similar to tapioca or rice pudding.
– Top with cinnamon or nutmeg and shredded coconut.
– Add raisins or goji berries.
– Blend or stir in 2 cups fresh or frozen berries.
Blueberries are especially nice.
– Sprinkle in some bee pollen and/or Sunfire Superfoods cacao nibs for a real superfood delight!
In other news, have you seen Forks Over Knives yet? We’re sponsoring the film as part of the Yoga Festival by the Sea and The Showroom’s Indiefest this Saturday, Sept. 24th at 4:00. Pretty amazing movie. It follows 2 doctors who have both done their own studies on diet affecting overall health and their conclusions that a whole foods, plant-based diet can not only prevent, but sometimes remedy serious illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Personally, I have born witness to 2 friends who have gone on their recommended diet and after only a few months had changed their health enough to go off their blood pressure meds. It’s definitely something to consider.
Oh, and bonus if you go – our own Mary Jane AND Raw Foods Abby will both be on the nutritional Q&A panel afterwards. Tickets are available through The Showroom but be warned, the theater is small so it will sell out!
A closing note: A random photo of Ocean’s Front End manager Kelly. Cheers!