New York City living is an absolute circus, and navigating this city will lead you down a path of ridiculous encounters, unknown whereabouts, and absolutely hilarious scenarios that you never planned or prepared for before leaving your shoe-box sized 4th floor walk-up apartment. Hold on to your hats because you are in for a wild ride.
Nat's first day in town took her to a USC vs. Syracuse Game at Met Life Stadium, which was randomly stalled at half time due to a tornado warning. (yes, you read that correctly, a tornado warning in NYC)!
She met Beefy the famous skateboarding bulldog on the subway. He has his own skateboard line and t-shirt company, but can't seem to breath with his mouth closed!
One subway transfer later a group of entertaining performers did backflips and breakdancing moves in the center of a moving subway car, all to funky jams beating out of the speakers of a ghetto blaster.
And this is where it really gets nuts! Literally, NUTS. Walking through the aisles of the local health food store we came across this gem of a product. Chia Nut Butter. A "chunky vegan chocolate chia seed peanut butter" as the label reads! There are so many benefits to eating Chia Seeds and it is such a remarkable food because you can really manipulate the taste of these fancy, expanding seeds with different seasonings and flavors. This delicious superfood is a wonderful source of Omega-3 oil and also high in antioxidants.
Fun Facts About Chia Seeds:
-15 X's more Magnesium than broccoli
-6 X's more Calcium than whole milk
-9 X's more Omega 3 than salmon
-3X's more Iron than spinach
-more protein than soy
-more fiber than bran
In our opinion, adding a superfood like Chia Seeds is absolutely imperative when following a raw, vegan, or vegetarian diet due to the amount of nutrients that are packed into one tiny little punch. Even in a carnivorous diet adding in this food can increase energy and help to nourish the body from the inside out, and when chia is in chocolate nut butter form it's not a hard sell!
Have you ever experimented with soaking your own chia seeds?