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Little Creatures

So here's something I thought it might be fun to show. Sometimes when I don't know what to draw I make little "scribble creatures." I literally make a scribble on the page and then give it eyes, a nose, wings, or feet, or whatever and make it into a little creature. Here is a before… Continue reading Little Creatures

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How To Make A Chia Chai Power Smoothie “Super Chai”

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Lately, I’ve been supercharging my mornings with a Chia “smoothie” every morning. I say smoothie where others say “pudding” because I try for a thinner consistency so that I can drink it rather than eating it with a spoon. I’ve been combining this with chai spices for an extra healthy boost of energy.

Here’s how to make your Super Chai:

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Chia

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of articles talking about the health benefits of Chia. With concentrated amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other minerals, Chia seed packs a powerful high-fiber nutritional punch. It is high in antioxidants and may improve certain blood markers, which could lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

A 1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:

  • Fiber: 11 grams.
  • Protein: 4 grams.
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
  • Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 30% of…

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