Aztecs.

They were pretty cool.

Well, minus the whole sacrificing thousands of people thing. 

But even that was an extremely effective system.

I’m not crazy, I swear.

Anyway, Aztecs had their own little superfood.

It really is little!

It’s chia seeds! 

I ❤ chia seeds.

Apparently, Aztec warriors used to chomp on them while waiting for battle. In Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, the Tarahumaras gave him Iskiate aka chia fresca!

I made my own and I’ve had two bottles of it so far and it’s great!

I used:

16 fl. oz. water

3 tsp. chia seeds

1/4 orange squeezed

The chia seeds can absorb ~12x their weight, so they get very gel-y!

I FEEL POWERFUL! ;]

Oh yeah, by the way,

The other day I ran a half marathon. yeah. all by myself. it was crazy. I set out for a long run and decided to just keep going.

Instead of bringing gels with me {because they’re sick nasty}, I rolled strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries in chia seeds and ate those instead! Dang. Maybe it was the placebo effect, but it worked. The berries were kind of mush by the time I pulled them out of my mini tiny fanny pack, but they still got the job done! 

Alrightyyyy,

this post was all over the place, but whatevs.

Read Born to Run. It’s freaking awesome and it will make you want to ditch the $100 running shoes you got for Christmas! 

Just kidding!….

Sorta. ;]

Peace out,

Juliana

 

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