We’ve been having some crazy weather here, the other night it went from a beautiful starry night to a insane hail storm, (Where I live we don’t get hail or snow here during winter its usually just very dry and cold) it all started with the most ridiculous thunder and lightening and then the super rain with gumball sized hail, we all got such a big fright, especially my dad he grabbed his bed cover from his bed, the spare bedrooms bed and some other randoms to go cover his cars, his panic was actually really funny and I couldn’t stop laughing, but I got my karma back for laughing at him, when i went outside to help him it felt like I was getting beaten up with the amount of hail hitting me. It was about 15 min of the worst storm I’ve ever seen and then just like that it stopped :O super odd.
It turned our little city into a winter wonderland ( or gumball ice wonderland :\), ever since the storm the internet connection has been crappy and I haven’t been able to post this recipe, its shit, because this wrap is amazing and everyone deserves to try it NOW 😛
I love chia seeds, they make me so happy, it might be because they look like mini dinosaur eggs or that they get all jell like when you mix them with water or the great amount of health benefits that go with them.
10 Health benefits from chia seeds
1. Nutritious. Chia seed provides ample calcium and protein to your tissues. The seeds are also rich in boron, which helps the body assimilate and use calcium. The nutrients also support proper brain functioning
2. Water loving. The seed can soak up ten times its weight in water. Do this fun experiment. Put one tablespoon of chia seed in a cup of water and stir. Wait a few hours and see what happens. When inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer, and retain electrolytes in your bodily fluids.
3. Easily digestible. The shells are easily broken down, even when swallowed whole. This is an improvement over flax seed, which have to be ground up to be digested properly. If you eat flax seed whole, it will just pass through.
4. Concentrated. If I could only take one cup of food for a few days, I’d choose chia! The food value per volume is simply astounding. You don’t need much
5. Mild tasting. Unlike some seeds, the flavor is very mild. The mild taste makes it easy to put in sauces, smoothies, breads, puddings, and whatever you want. They won’t really change the taste, but will add to your nutrition!
6. Energy enhancing. The health pioneer Paul Bragg did an experiment an endurance hike with friends. They divided up into a chia-eating group and another group, who ate whatever they wanted. The group eating only chia seeds finished the hike four hours, twenty seven minutes before the others, most of whom didn’t even finish at all.
7. Versatile. The seeds can be used to replace less-healthy fat in just about any recipe. You can use them uncooked in salad dressings, spreads, fruit shakes, ice cream, and just about anything you want. You can also add them to cookies, cakes, muffins, and other baked goods.
8. Slimming and trimming. Yes, the seeds will help you lose weight, for two reasons. The first reason is that they are so filling that you will eat less of other foods. The second reason is that they actually bulk up and cleanse your body of old “junk” in your intestine
9. Endurance enhancing. Chia seeds are known as the “Indian Running Food”. Also, the ancient Aztec warriors used chia seed during their conquests.
10. Regenerating. After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation. Use them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.
Now that you know a little more about chia seeds, lets get to the recipe.
Chia whole wheat Tortilla wraps -( 5 pretty large tortillas)
* 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
* 1.5 tbsp flax meal
* 2 tbsp chia seed
* 1/4 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 tsp garlic powder
* 1 tsp dried basil
*1.5 tbsp Olive oil
* 1/5 cup water
Mix dry ingredients together and add wet ( if its to dry add more water as needed if too wet add more flour). Knead dough and let stand for ten minutes.
Separate dough into 5 balls, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
Roll out each ball ( I’m not very good at getting them round so I got some funny shaped ones, I also rolled all my balls out so I didn’t have to be rolling them out while i was cooking them.) Preheat a large pan on medium high, don not grease the pan.
Place tortilla on the pan, flipping when slightly golden, repeat with remaining tortillas. These were absolutely scrumptious with some hummus and fresh veggies.
I hope you guys have a lovely day, I’m going to go see snow for the first time in my life tomorrow 🙂 its a 3-4 hour drive, but its going to be worth it. 🙂
Info about chia found on this site http://icreatewisdom.com/chiaseed.html