Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chia-mon Toast - Peanut or Almond Butter Chia Seeded Cinnamon Toast

Lately, my favorite snack to energize me for the rest of the afternoon is a crisp juicy apple and chia-mon almond/peanut butter toast. Or I'll compliment the toast at breakfast with a refreshing smoothie to get a boost of fruit and vegetable filled antioxidants.
peanut butter on the left, almond butter on the right!
Whole grain goodness meets thick and creamy meets nutty nuggets of splendor...

Who can resist?? Chia seeds are a marvelous source of calcium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron (among a dollop of deliciousness). Think of them as tiny anti-inflammatory bundles. They have twice the amount of omega-3's as flax seed and the soluble fiber helps fill you up in no time...ever see chia seed pudding?? People add chia seeds, sugar/flavorings to water and then watch it expand to create a tapioca like pudding. Not my kind of texture, but give it a whirl if it sounds appealing to you!

Add a teaspoon to a tablespoon on your toast, bagel, or English muffin for a nutrition boost! I like to add them on top of the almond/peanut butter so they stay put, otherwise you'll have little black seedlings falling every which way.

I buy my chia seeds on as I find them to be a bit cheaper. If you have a TJ Maxx nearby, I've found even better bargins there but of course their supply changes and you can't be certain they will be there.
Chia-mon Toast - Chia Seeds + Almond/Peanut Butter + Toast
Serves 1 (easily multiplies)

1 piece whole grain bread (I like Food for Life's Genesis bread from frozen section)
1 tablespoon creamy almonod or peanut butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons chia seeds

1. Toast bread, spread the nut butter love, sprinkle with cinnamon and then chia seeds. Gently press chia seeds/cinnamon into melty nut butter to keep them in place. Savor the delight!

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