Originally from Mexico and Peru, chia seeds are small black seeds similar to flaxseed and sesame seeds. From the plant Salvia hispanica, a relative of mint. Chia, an old Mayan word for "strength", had been a staple during the ancient times.
These seeds are now recognized as superfood thanks to their very powerful nutritious profile. Do not miss on the next star ingredient of your healthy recipes. They will go well with any of your dish without compromising the flavor. The seeds of Chia will bring flavor and originality to all your meals.
How to Eat or Use Chia Seeds:
Sprinkle raw on salads, yogurts, porridge, cream, puddings, soups, or smoothies.
Stir into marinades, salad dressings, sauces, or batter of muffin, bread, pie or cake, protein bars, or baked goods.
They can also be an egg substitute: mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water, let sit until the consistency of the mixture becomes thick or same as that of a raw scrambled egg.
Give a level up to your water or juice: soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to a cup of water or juice for 30 minutes.
Have a delicious Chia pudding for breakfast or dessert: mix 1/4 cup of chia seeds with 1 cup milk or 100% fruit juice. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Add sprinkles of nuts or fresh fruits. Add into a smoothie for a thicker feel.
They may be small but they are packed with important nutrients. Rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, not to mention Gluten-free, Chia seeds are your new health asset in the kitchen.
They are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. They may as well help increase good cholesterol, which is very good for the health of the heart.
They are super rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, high in vitamins and minerals, and protein. This fact alone brings enormous health benefits such as increasing energy level, promoting healthy skin with anti-aging properties, building stronger bones, supporting the heart and digestive system and detoxification, being useful in weight loss and so much more.
Ingredients: Chia seeds
Storage: store sealed in a cool dry place.
Shelf life: 2-4 years when stored properly.
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or soymilk
1 pinch of salt
1 cup frozen berries of your choice
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Leave for a few minutes until consistency becomes thick.
Serve and enjoy!