For the love of chia

Ch-ch-chia!

I’ve been using a bit of chia in my oatmeal and protein smoothies, but not nearly as much as I’d like to be using the it. So, I thought I’d do some research on recipes and ideas to add this great little seed into more of my diet.

For those who don’t know much about chia, it’s a superfood with many benefits. They are full of fiber, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega 3. You get the benefits of the chia by just adding 2 tablespoons to your diet each day.

Here are some other ways I’ve found to add this super seed into your daily meals and snacks.

** Granola. Adding chia to homemade granola is great for snacks or adding atop of yogurt
** Chocolate Chia Pudding. This is a popular one. Here’s a good recipe I found for it.
** Muffins & Breads. Add chia seeds to your baking. Banana bread is a popular choice for adding chia.
** Salads. Put chia seeds in your salads and/or salad dressings.

Here are some other helpful links with ideas for chia uses:
http://www.naturalnews.com/022468.html
http://midpackrunner.com/homemade-vegan-chia-energy-chew/
http://www.chiaseedrecipes.com/40-ways-to-use-chia-seeds.php

Are you a big fan of chia? I’d love to hear about how you’ve integrated chia into your diet.


Comments

For the love of chia — 2 Comments

  1. Nah, I’m sure that’s how most use it, or in smoothies. I’m trying to expand my uses, so hopefully it gives others ideas too. 🙂

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