Chia seeds are very popular right now, and for good reason. These seeds are low in calories but packed with beneficial nutrients, such as protein, magnesium, and omega-3’s. Here are four ways to get all the wonderful health benefits of delicious, versatile chia seeds:
By now you’ve probably seen commercial juices featuring chia seeds in your local stores. These are great when you’re on the go, but with a little extra time, you can prepare delicious and inexpensive chia smoothies each morning.
Make a healthy strawberry banana smoothie using half a banana, a handful of frozen strawberries, apple juice, and a spoonful of vanilla yogurt. Toss in a handful of chia seeds, and blend away. For an extra boost of antioxidants and nutrients, throw a cup of leafy greens in your smoothie.
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2. Baked goodies
If you’re vegan, try using chia seeds as an egg substitute in your baked goods. According to Food Renegade, 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons water is all you need to make a fantastic egg substitute.
Mix these two ingredients in a blender or with a whisk, and the mixture will thicken to the texture of the raw egg. Substitute this mixture for one egg in any and all baked recipes.
3. Vegan pudding
Chia seeds make wonderfully thick, tasty puddings! Enjoy them for dessert as a healthy alternative to traditional pudding.
Combine 1 1/2 soy milk with 1/3 cup chia seeds, and then add cocoa powder and honey to taste. Stir thoroughly and pour into small glasses, and then place in the refrigerator to chill. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top before serving for a yummy salted chocolate treat.
4. With fish or chicken
Chia seeds make a great addition to fish or chicken fillets. Dip your meat in a beaten egg, then dredge it in chia seeds as a substitute for bread crumbs. Make your crust even more delicious by adding salt and your favorite herbs and spices for flavor.
Fry the meat up in a pan coated with a little bit of olive or coconut oil for a healthy, gluten-free crunch.
Chia seeds are healthy, whole-food nutritional supplements that complement any diet. Whether you’re a proud omnivore or a happy vegan, chia seeds have a variety of benefits to offer you. Look for chia seeds for sale, and add them to your pantry — with these recipes, they’ll soon be a staple.