Do you remember those infomercials that used to hawk ceramic planters modeled after famous faces and filled with chia seeds? Just water and grassy “hair” would sprout. The tagline went:
I always wanted one of those, but sadly, the parents would rather spend their hard-earned dollar on useful necessities.
Not only that, they are touted for their omega oils, fiber, protein, you-name-it-it’s-got-it.
Minuscule, these little flea-like seeds taste like nothing – a mere moment of crackliness in the mouth.
Be careful though, they are hydrophilic (“water-loving”) and easily get stuck between your teeth.
M loves my oatmeal. Probably the one meal of the day where he is guaranteed to rave. I make it with three handfuls of Quaker regular oats, a handful of instant oats, a sprinkle of salt, and an equal amount of soymilk and water.
Today I added chia seeds.
M: “I have to say, your oatmeal really is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted better!”
“Not even at Google?”
I like to think the chia seeds gave it an extra something this morning. M likes peanut butter and lots of brown sugar with just a dash of cinnamon. I like mine with cinnamon, a little brown sugar and a swirl of honey. The perfect breakfast.