Chia Seeds

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lately I've been learning about/discovering the benefits of Chia seeds, so I've been searching for recipes that use them. They are like this crazy super food that I never have known much about - but I'm just going to put them in everything, basically...I made the top left banana pudding this weekend and it was delicious

1. 3 Ingredient Banana Pudding
2. Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding
3. Roasted Chia Cauliflower
4. Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies (the least healthy option)

Chia seeds are great because they are packed with fiber, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, Manganese, Phosphorus, protein for vegetarians and they are gluten-free. It's also said that they stabalize blood sugar, regulate appetite, improve sleep, improve blood pressure in diabetics, etc*. Its basically a super food that can only be beneficial to your diet (until a study comes out saying its not ;)
(*info via here and here)

8 comments:

Kristen said...

I've seen those at Traders and wondered about them! Thanks for the heads up I'm def going to start mixing them into my meals. Those cookies look amazing.

Matthew Pike said...

I've never actually tried Chia before. How about in a smoothie?

Buckets & Spades

Lady Grey said...

I have them every morning in my cereal. And I love them… except when they get stuck in my teeth ;)

Amanda said...

Bookmarked! I want to try all of those, esp the breakfast pudding because I'm in a breakfast food rut. Also, one more for you Raw Chocolate Chia Avocado Pudding http://gmofreegirl.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/raw-chocolate-chia-avocado-pudding/

SO GOOD!

Nanne said...

I needed some healthy breakfast tips, so this is perfect! Thanks!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Chia seeds are the best, I put them on everything!

Jane said...

i've been seeing a lot of my friends who are into chia seeds. do they taste like anything? i tried flax seeds before and couldn't take the taste!

Christina Schergen said...

I have never had chia seeds... you have intrigued mind... i need to check these out.

 

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