Friday 11.23.12

Forget Figgy Pudding....try Chia Pudding!

Today's recipe is for chia pudding using - that's right - chia seeds. Yep, I'm talking about the same seeds that used to be on the "ch-ch-ch-chia!" pets in the 80s. I first heard about eating chia seeds when reading the book Born to Run (which is a MUST READ, fantastic book). The book talks about the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico who consumes chia seeds regularly, and by the way, most of them can run 100 miles at a time. They are said to be high in Omego-3 fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, and fiber, amongst other things (according to Dr. Oz). Because they've recently become trendy to eat, it's pretty easy to find them in a regular grocery store in the health food section. 

Cinnamon-Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate or Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding


15 deadlift (250/165)
30 box jumps (24/20) 
50 pull ups
100 wall balls (20/14)
200 double unders
400m run w/plate (45/25) 

Lieutenant Andrew Richard Nuttall, 30, from the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (1 PPCLI), based in Edmonton, Alberta, serving as a member of the 1 PPCLI Battle Group was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated during a joint foot patrol near the village of Nakhonay in Panjwaii District, about 25 km southwest of Kandahar City on December 23, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Ethel Jane Nuttall.