Busy, Busy

Good morning!  :) I’m so happy it’s the weekend.

I have so much stuff to do this morning, but most of it will be fun!

  • bank for $ for market
  • farmer’s market
  • grocery store
  • bookstore for gifts
  • eye appointment to order contacts
  • library? we’ll see.

Then back home to eat + get ready for an afternoon on the river!

Last night, I mixed up some muesli so I would have a quick breakfast this morning, only this one had a new ingredient.


This mix has:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla

Then this morning I added:

  • 2 spoonfuls of yogurt
  • fresh strawberries + raspberries
  • trail mix


Diane from GreensPlus was kind enough to send me some of their Omega3-Chia seeds to try, so today was my first trial! I think I put a little too much in this little dish, but they’re definitely filling! I can’t wait to try them in other ways – I already have some other recipes bookmarked and waiting  :)

So what is chia seed?

Salvia hispanica, also known as Chia (pronounced chee’ah), is the richest and only unprocessed, whole food source of pure Omega3. A member of the mint family, Chia is native to Central America and has been used traditionally for over 3000 years.Ancient Aztec warriors prized Chia as an endurance–promoting Superfood, eating it in bread just before battle, and drinking it in water before running long distances on foot. Mixed in lemonade or fruit juice (known as chia fresca) Omega3 Chia seed quickly becomes a refreshing, performance-enhancing energy drink. (From GreensPlus.com).


If YOU would like to try chia seeds too, you can email diane@greensplus.com! I know it’s hard to find in some areas, so definitely contact her if you’re interested in trying them. I see lots of fun smoothies, yogurt, puddings, etc in my future  :)  I actually made one recipe with them last night, but I’m waiting to post it until I try it!

I’m off!

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  1. mmmm your muesli looks so yummmy!

  2. I can’t wait to try chia seeds! They look interesting lol

  3. Love your muesli! The toppings look delicious :)

  4. Yum! I just noticed that your blog name reminds me of Julie & Julia!! Kind of. I’m obsessed with that movie. haha!

  5. Good luck with your To Do List this morning!! Hope you find some goodies at the farmer’s market :)

  6. thanks so much for the chia seeds info! i actually reall never knew exactly what they were.

    hope you’re able to knock off some things on your to do list girl!

  7. Thanks for the chia seed info!!! That’s awesome. I love that you put trail mix on your oats…the chocolate aspect of it always looks so good!

  8. Your muesli looks divine!
    Thanks so much for the information on the chia seeds – I’ve heard so many good things in the blogworld, but couldn’t find them anywhere!

  9. Have fun on the river – jealous!

    Clean Eating has a drink using Chia seeds – it looks interesting!

  10. I have some chia seeds I bought but have been waiting for the right opportunity to use them. I think I’ll put them in my overnight oats tonight. Thanks for the idea :-)

  11. WOW! Muesli looks great. I’ve never had this before.

  12. Thanks for the info! I’m definitely giving diane an email…hee hee hee! gotta see what the hype abt chia seeds is all abt!

  13. Mmm that mix looks good! I just tried chia seeds the other day. They were in a bar actually…not bad!

  14. I’ve never heard of chia seeds before… they sound pretty interesting. Thanks for all the great info!

  15. Thank you for explaining what Chia Seeds are. I’ve seen them being written about and had no idea what they were or the benefit for including them in your diet. All I kept thinking about were the silly commercials for Chia Plants and thought, “that can’t be what they are talking about.”

    Have a good one Brandi!!

  16. Oh I ordered some Chia seeds from GreenPlus too! Can’t wait to try them!

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  19. I’ve never had my own chia pet or chia head or whatnot, but they look cool on TV. I just eat the seeds and I swear, they help sooo much as far as energy and feeling good throughout the day goes. I honestly started feeling so much better on a day-to-day basis after I started putting them in my smoothies about a year ago. The one’s I get are Chia Pure. Chia Seeds Right Now they are even buy 1
    get 1 free!

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