Chia seeds are a gluten free wholegrain that can be eaten raw from the packet, they are the only wholegrain that can be eaten raw. Chia seeds have no real taste and can be added to many cooked or raw foods to add a nutritional boost as needed. Some ideas of uses for Chia seeds could be adding them to things such as smoothies, breakfast oats (especially overnight oats). They are also used to make Chia puddings which have become very popular lately as well as an easier healthy version of jam.
Chia seeds have many nutritional benefits, the one that stands out the most is the level of Omega 3. Chia seeds contain 20% Omega 3 ALA that’s eight times more than salmon, making them great for heart and eye health. Here is a list of other great nutritional benefits you gain from including Chia seeds regularly in your diet.
They are a great source of Vitamin C containing 7x more than oranges do.
These are great both for breakfast and desert and can be made dairy free by using a dairy free milk option. Super simple these can be made the night before and set in the fridge for a ready to go morning breakfast option.
The basic recipe is as below:
Mix 1 cup of your choice of milk this can be normal milk, coconut milk, almond milk etc. with ¼ cup of chia seeds. I normally add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of either maple syrup or honey. Refrigerate overnight to set.
Once set in the morning you can add your own choice of fruits or eat the way it is.