yummmm !! i know this stuff seems strange….. YES, they are the same chia seeds that you used to make your chia pets back in the 90’s…. but trust me they are so versatile !
what are chia seeds & what do they do ?:
– Seeds that the Aztecs, Mayans & Incans used as a staple of their diet & as an energy food ! they help the body to maintain a hydrated state for hours on end. & as if that isn’t enough these tiny seeds are also the highest plant source of Omega 3s, rich in calcium & an easily digested protein source <www.thechalkboardmag.com> They are currently being used for their nutritional & medicinal properties, endurance for athletes, for suppressing the appetite, weight loss, leveling blood sugar, & for aiding intestinal regularity.
what can you do with them ?
they have so many possibilities from sprinkling them on salads, adding to seasoning to make bread crumbs, even as an egg substitution in recipes- go here for a list of 10 uses !
but my all time breakfast staple favorite is: CHIA SEED PUDDING
its so easy to make ! this recipe is adapted from Katie Dalebout at the Wellness Wonderland:
-nut milk (I used almond)
-stevia, xyitol (or sweetener of your choice)
optional add-ins: cinnamon, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, banana, nuts, cocoa nibs, tahini, almond bitter, hemp seeds, ground flax meal etc.
Mix all the ingredients together in one bowl & then pour over your chia seeds. I usually use 1 cup of almond milk mixed with a dash of cinnamon & a splash of vanilla extract. & then i pour that mixture over 1/4 cup of chia seeds ! then you refrigerate as long as possible- overnight is best- but 15 mins + will do 🙂
then your ready to enjoy !
still want to learn more? watch this video: