Chia seeds are tiny creatures, having nutritional powerhouse. They’re rich in fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. These nutrients make chia seeds extremely healthy. In fact, researchers say this nutritional superfood can fight free radicals, boost energy, support heart health, healthy digestion, help build muscle, and even weight loss. Now that you know the many health benefits of eating chia seeds, you must want to know how you can add them to your diet. So, here we go without making you wait and ending up your curiosity.
Tasty And Nutritional Ways To Add Chia
Chia Seed Pudding:
Chia seed pudding is loaded with fiber, healthy fats, and protein. It will makes great breakfast or snack. It also fits pretty much everyone’s dietary needs since it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Move over oatmeal, there is a new breakfast cereal in town! Chia cereal is similar to chia seed pudding. It involves mixing chia seeds with milk if you are vegan, then you can prefer a dairy-free milk like almond milk. You can also add a few more other ingredients according to your wish like mashed banana, vanilla extract, cinnamon to create a lovely morning flavor.
You can think of a Chia Fresca as an energy drink, except it doesn’t have all the harmful sugar and bad for you ingredients. Chia Fresca is made by adding chia seeds to either plain water or coconut water. You can also add lime and raw honey to activate your taste buds.
Add Chia Seeds To Your Smoothie:
Are you someone who loves sipping on delicious and refreshing fruit smoothie? Next time you take out your blender to create one, throw some chia seeds into the mix. Adding chia seeds will simply bump up the nutritional value of your smoothie. If you aren’t going to grind your chia seeds in the blender and plan to stir them into the smoothie instead, soak your chia seeds before hand.
Add Chia Seeds To Pancakes, Cakes, Muffins & Other Baked Goods:
While you shouldn’t eat baked goods every day, but there is a way to add them in a healthy diet. You just need to know how to healthify your recipes. For example, use gluten-free flours versus bleached all-purpose flour, opt for natural sweeteners over refined sugar, swap out vegetable oil for healthy oils, and toss in a spoonful of chia seeds for extra nutrients. Just add the chia seeds to your batter and bake as normal.
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These are just a few examples of adding chia seeds to your diet, you can explore more options to enjoy and reap all the benefits of these power-packed seeds. And also let me know what you think about these usage tips in the comment section below. 🙂 🙂