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In keeping with my promise to post a new recipe today that uses Chia Seed, Colleen and I came up with a new recipe this morning. I really wanted to eat two heads of Romaine lettuce this morning. I don't even break these apart, but just take the hearts and dip and eat. They are always so refreshing to me, and as you know, per calorie they are very high in an assortment of nutrients, including vitamin C, calcium, and even high-quality protein. Well, this morning as I determined how I wanted to enjoy my lettuce, the following ideas came to Colleen and I. As they came together, so did a very simple and enjoyable new recipe.

Ingredients:

10 strawberries

1/4 C feta cheese

1/4 C soy milk (to help turn it over)

1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tsp Italian Seasoning

1/2 T Balsamic Vinegar

1/8 C red onion

4 Tbsp chia seed

Instructions: Combine all ingredients except chia seed into blender and blend until smooth. Then stir in chia seed and allow to sit 10 minutes until it thickens. Enjoy as a simple dip for lettuces and raw veggies, or over any salad or leafy greens of choice.


Friends, it really is easy to enjoy nutrient-dense, raw veggies each day. In fact, they are my favorite foods of all to eat. And, with the secret that is in the sauce, added to their already natural freshness and goodness, they truly are something to enjoy freely each day.

Obviously, this is not a vegan recipe; however, it is a wonderful way to enjoy a sparing use of animal-based foods that help to enable more robust flavor and enjoyment. So, in addition to the wonderful calcium intake from both the veggies and the chia seed, as well as good protein, magnesium, zinc, and wonderful omega-3 fatty acids, you also get to enjoy some important vitamin B-12, without having to use supplements:) 

See you next time! 

Best,
Jim

 

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