Chia seeds pack a powerful health punch. They contain high level of essential fatty acids, the full profile of amino acids and digestive protein, plus vitamin A, B, C and E and the minerals – iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. If you need more energy and want to drop weight fast, these seed should be consumed regularly.
Chia seeds are extremely versatile. They can be incorporated easily into a variety of recipes. You can use them ground or whole – choice is yours. Sprinkle them on cereals, vegetables or yogurt, they just taste amazing. They can also be a healthy addition to a salad or soup, shake or smoothie. These seeds also add texture to baked goods and can be added to muffin or cake batter. The super seeds promote bone and dental health. Thy help your heart by lowering triglycerides and bad fats in your blood.
High in protein and low in carbohydrates, chia seeds can be added to smoothies, puddings, oatmeal, yogurt, tea, lemonade and cakes. You may try few recipes to embrace the benefits of these miraculous seeds.
Chia smoothie: Take one medium banana, half cup blueberries, one cup frozen strawberries, one tablespoon of chia seeds and a cup of orange juice. Puree it in a blender until smooth. It is an easy vegan breakfast full of health and vigour.
Chia pudding: It is an easy to make pudding that is nutritious and very delicious. You can have it in breakfast or as a snack or dessert. It requires only four ingredients. Mix one and a half cup of dairy free milk (full fat coconut milk or cashew milk), half cup chia seeds, one tablespoon maple syrup and one teaspoon vanilla extract in a deep bowl. Whisk well to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add some chopped fresh fruits into it. Garnish with few mint leaves. Thick and creamy chia pudding is ready to eat.
Chia seed yogurt: Combine all ingredients in a blender – one small can of full fat coconut milk, two tablespoons of chia seeds, half teaspoon of vanilla extract, two teaspoons lemon juice, half cup frozen strawberries, two dates (deseeded) and a pinch of salt. Combine blending until smooth and creamy. Keep it in refrigerator overnight. Top with granola and fresh strawberries. Eat and achieve the finest health.
Chia seeds in soup: You may add chia seeds to any soup. It is an excellent way to add good nutrition especially to instant soups. Just prepare any soup with your own recipe and stir in one tablespoon of chia seeds while boiling. Stir to mix it well. Turn off flame. Let the soup stands covered for five minutes so that chia seeds get softened and swelled and the soup becomes thicker. By adding these healthy seeds and few herbs, you can make fabulous soups full of nutrients.
Chia seeds with salads: Chia seeds are always a welcome addition to any salad. They add little crunch and a lot of nutrition to salads without affecting the flavour. Simply add milled chia seeds with the salad dressing and you can benefit from extra nutrients. Obviously, the fresh produce and a good mix of flavours is a must for a delicious salad but chia seeds have also long been considered as a ‘super food’.
Chia seeds in green tea: Make green tea as usual. Let it cool at room temperature. Add one teaspoon of chia seeds in half cup of drinking water. Let them get soaked for three to four hours. Add ice cubes, a sprig of mint leaves and juice of a lemon to the green tea. Pour in soaked chia seeds also. Mix well and refrigerate for two hours or until chilled. This cold green tea can be stored in refrigerator for a day. You can enjoy weight-loss and health gain sipping it the whole day.
Chia seeds in milk tea: Take three fourth cup of water. Boil it adding one teaspoon of chia seeds and one teaspoon of tea leaves. Simmer it on low flame for ten minutes after a boil comes on high flame. Add milk and sugar according to your taste. Boil it for five to ten minutes more. Sieve it and drink hot.
Chia seeds in lemonade: Mix one glass of water, lemon juice of one lemon and three teaspoons of sugar well. Add one teaspoon of chia seeds and give a good stir. Refrigerate for two hours and garnish with few mint leaves before serving. Amazing taste! Chia seeds can also be added to any fruity drink where they turn gelatinous and add a nice texture to the beverage.
Chia seeds with oatmeal: Combine two tablespoon of oatmeal to a glass of milk. Give a boil. Turn off flame. Add little sugar, half teaspoon of cinnamon powder, one teaspoon of chia seeds, half teaspoon of ground flax seeds, eight to ten raisins, five to six chopped almonds and one chopped walnut. Have it in breakfast to kick start your day with a big bang.
Chia seeds in cakes and muffin: Chia seeds can be added to any cake or muffin batter. Gently mix them with all other ingredients making sure that they spread evenly. You can enjoy the tiny crunch of chia seeds in every bite.
Chia seeds have the power to prevent and cure many diseases. Achieve optimal health incorporating these recipes in your daily meal plan. These seeds make the ideal pick-me-up yummy foods.
Try and enjoy the real taste with amazing health!