Chia seeds are packed full of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They’re known as a superfood. Here’s some of the great ways to add them to your diet.
What are Chia Seeds?
Chia is a species of the mint family. It’s grown commercially in Mexico, Austrialia and in other Central American countries.
A 100 gram service of Chia seeds is a rich soruce of B Vitamins, thiamine, and niacin. They’re also rich in Omega 3 and fatty acids. Check out these others great benefits of Chia Seeds.
Overnight Chia Seed Pudding
This receips is gluten-free, naturally sweetened and vegan. In fact, you can have this for breakfast. It’s simply almond milk, sea salt, chia seeds, unsweetened cocoa, cinnamon and maple sryup. Also, it’s only 133 Calories!
Lemon Poppy Chia Loaf
Classic take on a Lemon Poppy Seed Cake. Simply substitute coconut oil for butter and add chia seeds with the poppy seeds. The yogurt in this cake will also help keep the cake moist.
Serrano Pineapple Papaya Smoothie with Chia
Yep there are Serrano Chiles in this smoothie. But there’s also giner, pineapple juice and chia seeds to thicken things up. Also, for a cold treat, before drinking, put this in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Healthy Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders
These healthy Chicken Tenders are breaded with chia seeds, ground flaxseed, parmesan cheese and herbs. These tenders are also baked, not fried.
Chia Oat Pitaya Bowl
I adore breakfast bowls. They’re prefect after a workout for to fill you up. This bowl is packed full of great things. It contains chia seeds, oats, raspberries, blueberries, maca, flaxseeds and spirulina.
Sticky Chia Brown Rice With Fried Egg
The Chia seeds add a great crunch and extra Omega 3 to this brown rice and fried egg dish. This can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Chia Fresca Drink
This drini is packed full of healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and potassium. If you need a quick and a great pick me up from the gym. This is your drink. It’s coconut water, chia seeds and pineapple juice.
Tomato Chia Jam
This is great on a BLT! Chia seeds thicken up this savory jam that can be used as a condiment. Delicious.
Cornmeal and Chia Seed Crusted Tilapia
This is one of the healtiest dishes you canmake. It’s very few ingredients, cornmeal, chia seeds, tilapia, salt and pepper and more.
Chia Meatballs with Easy Marinara Sauce
Chia seeds make a great binder for these beef meatballs. There is also no eggs or other grains in this.