Chia seeds are a health nut's staple due to their versatility, nutrient content & bang for their buck. These tiny little seeds can be eaten raw, but are mostly soaked in water or an alternate milk, which makes them swell to a gel-like consistency. This makes them a great thickening agent or egg replacement in some instances. They can be used whole or ground up and can be added to nearly anything.
Chia seeds are well known for their high content of Omega-3 Fatty acids, protein and dietary fibre.
Chia seeds also contain:
While there are no shortage of chia seeds ideas (just google chia seed recipes), our favourite use of chia seeds is in a chia pudding. Its quick to assemble, economical, delicious, nutritious and great on-the-go breakfast!
This is a basic chia pudding recipe:
1 1/2 cup of milk (almond, coconut, soy, dairy etc)
1/3 cup of chia seeds
2 tbsp of a sweetener of choice (maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup etc)
Stir, refrigerate for 1 hour, and voila! Chia pudding! Add in your favourite fruits, nuts & seeds, layer with yoghurt or simply enjoy it by itself.
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