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Chia and Flax seeds

Saturday, April 06, 2013

From what I read, these little seeds are very healthy for us. I know in some articles it talks about grinding or soaking them to get the best results. I enjoy chewing on the flax seeds whole but will sometimes grind them to add them to a recipe. The chia seeds I just sprinkle on things or add to smoothies. This is a new element added since my last Dr. visit so will be interesting to see if any or all of what I am doing is helping those internal numbers go in the right directions.

I am thankful today for good friends. One of my friends is coming out and we are planning a manicure, shopping, lunch and a movie. So excited!!

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JULIERAE41 4/7/2013 12:21AM

    Flax Chocolate Cake In A Mug

4T flaxseed meal
4T Stevia by Nu Naturals or sweetener of choice
2T cocoa powder unsweetened
1 egg
3T applesauce unsweetened
3T skim milk
Splash vanilla

Mix dry then add wet and stir well in a big soup mug.
Microwave 1 to 3 minutes. Mine takes 1 min and 45 seconds on high.
Turn out onto plate and top with crushed fruit like strawberries if you like.

This is very filling and doubles as dinner and dessert for me.

Per Cake
264 calories
15 g fat
89 mg sodium
21 g carbs
11 g fiber
16 g protein

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LIVINGFREE19 4/6/2013 9:01PM

    Flax and chia seeds are both great, and I use both of them in my foods also.

I hope you had a great visit with your friend, how fun!

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GODS_TEMPLE 4/6/2013 7:11PM

    Sounds like a fantastic way to spend your Saturday!

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ANGIE_MAC7 4/6/2013 9:12AM

    I've just been reading about chia seeds and really need to start incorporating them into my diet, flax seeds as well. Sounds like you can sprinkle them on just about anything.

Have a great weekend! Enjoy your visit with your friend.

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    Wishing you a wonderful day!

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    Enjoy your visit!!

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KITT52 4/6/2013 8:49AM

    I have ground flaxseed every day with my breakfast of fiber one and greek yogurt. I love the nutty flavor and know it's good for me..

Have a healthy week end

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NYARAMULA 4/6/2013 8:34AM

    Never tried chia seeds but I add flax seeds to my smoothies all the time - yum!

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