Anonymous said: Non-running question! Since your tumblr is chock full of the stuff that fuels you (and that happens to include food, cooking, giggles, quotes, and snippets of inspiration), I could use a snippet of inspiration about food and cooking. Specifically with chia seeds. How do you use them and what do you add them to? Any advice or favorite (simple) recipes to use and incorporate them?

Oh my have I been behind on my blogging, but specifically my adventures in food! Don’t worry, it’s still a constant science experiment over here. Figuring what foods make me feel good and run fast. 

Chia seeds have definitely made a regular appearance on my menus and since I’ve been too busy (—> work, training, making sure my head doesn’t fall off) to stage some photos of what I have made, I will share links from some talented people who took care of that for me!

My favorites come from Oh She Glows, who I didn’t start following until earlier this year.  Talk about being late to the party. #imslow. It seems this girl has not only re-defined being vegan (which I am not) but she’s an incredible photographer and recipe-developer. I mean come on, who doesn’t want to make/eat this:

Source: ohsheglows.com via Gina on Pinterest

Another really simple recipe (that I just made because I was craving chocolate and too lazy to leave the house) comes from a book I recently read called The Beauty Detox Solution. It takes two minutes to make but about 15 minutes to set. Re: awesome lesson in patience.

(clearly the person who made this was not patient enough to wait for their chia to thicken because this is not what it should look like):

Source: kimberlysnyder.net via Gina on Pinterest

Lastly, I’m a fan of the edible perspective’s Cereal Sauce. These are basically just smoothies or protein shakes poured over about 1/4 cup of chia seeds.  It’s genius! I’ve started doing this with the leftovers from the blender that didn’t quite make it into my smoothie mug for that day. Use less liquid and pudding will be thicker, more liquid and it will be thinner. I don’t really use exact measurements so just go with what feels right!

Source: edibleperspective.com via Gina on Pinterest

Does this help you? Let me know what recipes you try or creations you come up with! Happy Chia’ing :)