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8 easy ways to use chia seeds

Last updated: Thursday September 21st 2017

Easy ways to use chia seeds

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.