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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Watermelon Whizz

Today I will be taking the day to enjoy my nieces baby shower. I will not leave you without a recipe though. Since I am going to a cook out and I will be celebrating I will leave you with something fun as a recipe.

I also want you to research a seed called chia it is so very good for you the health ramifications are absolutely fantastic. Here is the definition and explanation of the chia seed.


Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, since theseeds yield 25–30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid (ALA). Chia seeds are typically small ovals with a diameter of about 1 mm (0.039 in). They are mottle-colored with brown, gray, black and white.
Chia seed is traditionally consumed in Mexico, and the southwestern United States, but is not widely known in Europe. Chia (or chian or chien) has mostly been identified as Salvia hispanica L. Today, chia is grown commercially in its native Mexico, and in Bolivia,ArgentinaEcuadorAustralia, and Guatemala. In 2008, Australia was the world's largest producer of chia.[6] A similar species, Salvia columbariae or golden chia, is used in the same way but is not grown commercially for food. Salvia hispanica seed is marketed most often under its common name "chia", but also under several trademarks.


Now for you recipe today



This is a drink that many in Greece enjoy the Watermelon Whizz:

this recipe serves 2

1 wedge watermelon, weighing about 12 oz/350g
ice cubes

decorate fresh mint sprigs


Cut the rind off the watermelon. Chop the watermelon into chunks, discarding any seeds. 
Put the watermelon chunks into a food processor and process until smooth.
Place ice cubes in the glasses. Pour the watermelon mixture over the ice and serve decorated with the mint. Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow here on Life Around The Allergies.

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