Have You Tried Chia Seeds Yet

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Have you tried Chia seeds yet?

I often get asked by customers what these little seeds are and how to use them.

They contain all 9 essential amino acids which means they are a complete protein and help the body build and repair muscle. They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids which have an anti-inflammatory action.

Plus they have valuable B vitamins and are especially mineral dense, with more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk. The list goes on as they also contain magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium and selenium.

To get the benefits of these seeds you need to soak them in water. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 cup of water and leave for a couple of hours or overnight. The result is a thick gelatinous substance that is very mild in taste so can be used as a replacement for egg, as a binding ingredient or for thickening soups, stew, gravy and batter mixtures such as pancakes.

They make a great breakfast. Use in overnight oats or to create chia pudding by adding a plant based milk and a some maple syrup. In the morning just top with fruit and seeds for a tasty breakfast. Although the pudding combos are endless if you give it a google.

Have you tried chia seeds yet? What’s your fave way to use them?

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