I have been hearing about chia seeds all over blog land and finally picked some up the other day at Whole Foods. The chia cereal that I bought is Ruth’s Chia Goodness made by Ruth’s Hemp Foods. RCG comes in 3 flavors…plain, cranberry ginger or apple almond cinnamon. I only saw plain at WF, so that is what I bought. I was very impressed by the nutritional stats on the label: per 2 TBSP this cereal contains 140 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber & 6 grams of protein! Certainly packs a punch!
Upon looking into the bag, I was a little scared by the look of the cereal. It looked like seeds. LOL! Considering the only ingredients are Chia (Salvia hispanica), buckwheat, hulled hemp seeds & Celtic Sea Salt, I shouldn’t have been shocked. I decided to make a bowl for my morning snack. I combined 2TBSP of Chia Goodness with 4 TBSP of Almond Milk, stirred and let sit for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes was up I added blueberries & blackberries. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised! Perfect for my snack! The taste was slightly sweet (most likely due to my unsweetened vanilla almond milk). The texture was slightly chewy, but nice & hearty. I have to say thumbs up on this stuff!
From the package:
Marketed under various names, the modest chia seed (Salvia hispanica)is quite possibly the most nutritious seed ever. Lactose free, chia contains more than 5 times the calcium of milk. it is a good source of fiber, and contains no gluten. With lots of essential fatty acids, trace minerals and protein, it is an all-around superfood. We’ve combined the goodness of chia with other wonderfully nutritious seeds: hemp & buckwheat, to help you power up in the morning and keep you feeling great all day long.
If you have been waiting to try chia seeds or cereal, wait no longer! You can also sprinkle Chia Goodness into your yogurt, oatmeal or granola. It will thicken it a bit after a few minutes. There are also recipes on the site for muffins & pancakes.