Last updated: Thursday September 21st 2017
Easy ways to use chia seeds
One of the great things about Andean Sol Organic Chia Seeds is just how versatile they are – you can pretty much add them to anything for an omega-3, protein and dietary fibre boost. Chia seeds have a neutral flavour so you can add them to so many foods and recipes without impacting the taste. Unlike flax seeds, not only do they have more omega-3 but there is no need to mill them to take advantage of their nutritious qualities.
1. Stir with Water or Juice – One of the simplest ways to incorporate chia seeds into your diet is to just add them to your water or juice – throw a spoonful into your glass, stir, wait a few minutes for the chia to absorb some of the liquid and you’re good to go.
2. Try a Fab New Dessert: Chia Pudding – You can make a delicious pudding using chia seeds as a base. Add the chia seeds to milk (or milk substitute such as almond milk/coconut milk, etc.), let soak for 20-30 minutes and include flavours such as vanilla or cocoa, or even fruit. Great as a nutritious breakfast pudding or for dessert.
3. Mix Chia in Smoothies – Just add a spoonful of chia seeds into your regular smoothies and you’re good to go. Plenty of smoothie recipes could use a boost from chia seeds.
4. Use as a Breakfast Topping – Easy – just sprinkle a spoonful onto your oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, salad, pasta, or even your stir fry. The sky is the limit as to which foods would benefit from a sprinkle of chia seeds.
5. Bake with Delicious Homemade Bread– Chia seeds are fantastic when used in baked goods such as breads, cakes, muffins, cookies, breakfast bars – you name it.
6. Consume with Other Grains & Seeds – Add a spoonful when cooking rice or quinoa for a great nutritional boost.
7. Add to Homemade Jam – Make an amazing homemade jam using chia seeds. Since they form a gel when exposed to liquid, the consistency is really similar to regular jam – just healthier!
8. Use as a Super Healthy Thickener – Chia seeds can be a great replacement for flour when thickening stews or gravies – just pre-soak the seeds to form a gel and then mix them in to add thickness.