Wednesday, September 24, 2008


AGAIN i want to thank you all for your suggestions.. believe me I have taken most of them!!!

Well Anthony came to visit me this weekend.. and with him he brought two bags of Whole Foods Goodies that my mommy sent with him. Some of my favorites included Hemp Milk, Hemp Protein Powder, Chia Seeds, Veggie Crisps, and lots and lots of dried fruit!!! Thanks to Veggie Girl... and lots of other knowledgable bloggers, I have learned that Hemp not only has lots of protein, but has lots of calcium, fiber, minerals, and is gluten and lactose free!!

My mom also presented her trainer with my food dilemma and she suggested Chia Seeds. Yes Chia seeds are used for those stupid little plant pets that sprout hair like grass all over the place... but little do many people know about their nutritional and medecinal value. Apparenly Chia seeds were used by Indian Warriors before they went to battle. They would eat as little as a teaspoon to give them the energy they needed in order to function and perform their best. Although I am no warrior, I am a professional dancer who needs as much energy and strength that I can get.. so i decided to try myself some warrior worthy Chia seeds!!

These seeds are awesome because when they are mixed with a liquid (rice, soy or hemp milk especially) they soak up the liquid forming a pudding like substance. Add some agave, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and some hemp protein and you have yourself an energy boosting, protein  enhancing puddingy bowl of deliciousness! hahah... it kinda looks gross but tastes pretty good and has so much goodness in it its impossible to pass up!
heres a pretty great article on these seeds... check it out! 

Well other than that nothing super exciting or new is going on with me... ive been dancing non stop... my brain hurts from learning all of this new choreography.. and I am having a great time meeting all of these new people and doing what I love.

Im sorry I havent commented on anyones blogs in a while.. Ive been so busy its hard for me to even post on mine.. but i promise I will get around to it!!!!



VeggieGirl said...

HOORAY FOR HEMP!!!!! Glad it was a good suggestion :0)

I hear ya on the dancing non-stop; especially since the first big showcase of the season is on Sunday for me!! Eek!!

Anonymous said...

Yay hemp! I also use rice protein powder.

Thanks for the info on the chia seeds. What do they taste like?

Catherine said...

hemp-hemp, HOORAY!

(Sorry, I had to!)

VeganCowGirl said...

Neat news about those seeds...I am totally going to check them out!

Happiness for you and your whole foods goodness.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Small wonder that the biological precursor to the legendary Chia Pet could be so nutritious and delicious!

Kati said...

Hey, I don't know if you've seen this before, but if you google "chia cheat sheet" you'll find an article by Angela Stokes and a number of chia recipes. Of course, I haven't tried any, but I bet they might be good! I'm still unsure of this whole "gelling" thing, but I have a stash of seeds in my fridge just waiting to be used. I guess I need to see someone else do it first to get over my fear! ;-)

Bianca said...

I've been wanting to try the chia seeds, but I haven't seen them available anywhere. They probably have them at our Wild Oats here, but I haven't looked super hard. Now I think I will.

And yea for mom's care package! I'm so glad you're sticking with the veganism-ness through your rigorous routine.

Oh, and don't kid are a warrior! A Dance Warrior!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Sometimes the ugliest things can taste the best! Haha you're brave to post your "ugly" meal on your blog. There are so many things I eat that I'd love to post, but I'm like, "It's too ugly to go on the blog!"

But actually, I think that "pudding" breakfast kinda looks good. Does that make me odd?

Anonymous said...

Wow! It must be hemp day!

And hey, all that dancing will get you a long way in the future and will perfect every move!

I totally hear you about being busy!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

I love hemp! I usually try to put hemp seeds on my salads, and I LOVE vanilla hemp milk in my morning smoothies! I'll have to check out those chia seeds...

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Arrgg! Learning choreography is so hard! I admire you sooo much for being a dancer. And a professional one at that! That chia seed pudding sounds amazing. I never would have thought of that! I have been enjoying some hemp milk this week too -- it's a real treat because I hardly ever get it. That stuff is expensive!

Stay strong!

A Vegan on STAGE

Navigating my way through a Vegan lifestyle