I can’t say enough good things about chia seeds and after you hear about all of the benefits and ways to use chia seeds you will love them too! Origin: Chia seeds come from a plant dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. These cultures used chia seeds as ‘energy boosters’ and they were known for providing strength. Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole grain food that our body recognizes as a seeds. The benefits are endless:
Contain protein, fiber, omega fatty acids, carbohydrates and vitamins/minerals.
Protein and fiber to help regulate blood glucose and keep us full
Omega 3 fatty acids that lower risk of hear disease and protect against inflammation.
1 serving size is a tablespoon: 60 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 2250mg of omega 3, 805mg of omega 6 and 295mg of omega 9. How to use them:
Vegetable stir fry
Chia Seed Pudding
Prep Time: 5 min
3 tablespoons of raw chia seeds
1 cup of almond milk (to make this recipe thicker use 3/4 cup of almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla into a bowl and stir consistently for about one minute, cover and place into the frigde for at least 15 minutes or overnight. In the morning remove the chia seeds from the fridge and stir in the vanilla and top with your favorite toppings! Enjoy!
By The Blonde Pantry
For this Chia Seed Pudding I use pomegranate seeds, my cinnamon nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I love the convenience of these overnight oats! All you have to do is wake up in the morning and they are ready!