Chia Seed Power Porridge September 10, 2012 by Shiva Rose Chia is considered a super food. It contains more omega 3 and 6 than a piece of salmon, more calcium than milk, is a complete protein since it contains all 8 amino acids and is an antioxidant. It also is great for colon health since it is a strong fiber. With all those facts aside it also has an addictive consistency when soaked in liquid.It becomes gel like and that's why it is so easily absorbed and so good for the colon track. I have been feeding the seeds to my chickens to make their eggs even more omega rich. Historically chia seeds were what the Aztec and Mayan warriors would eat to build their endurance and strength. They were offered to the ancient gods in religious rituals, so the Spanish tried to eliminate and erase them and almost succeeded in doing so until today where there is now a Chia seed renaissance. I also just heard from a healer that the native americans that populated the Palm Springs area, would take a pouch full of chia seeds and only that when crossing the desert to go up to the mountains of Big Bear. I always like a bit of local lore to go with my power seeds! I have been experimenting with the seeds in salads and smoothies but here is a great breakfast recipe that can really nourish one for several hours: 1 cup almond milk (I like The Mylk Man's version with coconut water) 3 Tbs chia seeds 1/2 tsp cinamon 1/4 tsp cardamon 1/2 tsp vanilla handful of almonds or walnuts 1 tsp of sweetener of choice like stevia, honey or maple syrup. Just mix the chia seeds into the almond milk so it won't clump. add the spices, nuts, sweetener and vanilla. and place aside for 30 minutes or in fridge over night.