Almost like a fruit yoghurt – though better! Way better! (No diaries in it – and no gluten.)
Better both in taste and nutritional values, and with no added chemical substances or any unnecessary sugar.
Chia seeds doesn’t taste anything at all in themselves, therefore you can do almost anything with them. When baking bread, in smoothies, as puddings – only your imagination can stop you from how to eat them.
They are high in Omega 3, fibres, protein, calcium, vitamins and much more, in fact they contain 5 times more calcium than milk, 8 times more Omega 3 than salmon, and 7 times more vitamin C than oranges .
AND they help keeping you satisfied for a long time.
I like to have chia seeds as my breakfast or in a afternoon smoothie. Either as here – a larger serving with some berries or fruit – or a smaller serving together with my morning-smoothie. Somedays I have difficulties how to chose between the opportunities.
Today with strawberries and coconut chips
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 – 2 dl liquid of some sort. Almond milk is perfect, I mostly have half-half water and creamy coconut milk. Any kind of milk or liquid will do – juice! Even plain water.
- Some vanilla (optional)
Stir a couple of times and then put the bowl in the fridge.
I mostly prepare this before I go to bed in the evening, so I just have to take the bowl out of the fridge the next morning when I’m due for breakfast. But it doesn’t take that long to soak! I have never clocked exactly how long, but I estimate that half an hour is near the truth.
And in the morning I just add the chosen ingredients and enjoy my breakfast. A couple of days ago I had small cut pieces of plums and the last walnuts.
I sometimes season it with cinnamon or ginger or cardamon, add some lemon juice or sprinkle some honey on the top.
So far I haven’t tried any kind chocolate/cocoa, but that’s a very interesting idea…
Here are some facts!
Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
- Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
- Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber
- Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
- Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Chia Seeds May Improve Certain Blood Markers, Which Should Lower The Risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
- They Are High in Many Important Bone Nutrients, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein.
- Chia Seeds Can Cause Major Improvements in Type 2 Diabetics
- Chia Seeds Are Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet
Chia seeds are among the few trendy “superfoods” that are actually worthy of that term.
These facts from: AuthorotyNutrition – read more….
Read also about it in Huffington Post
I also found a site with recipes called White Chia Seeds and this picture comes from that site. Looks delicious, doesn’t it!?
In this image taken on March 5, 2012, chia seeds take on a tapioca-like consistency when soaked in a liquid such as almond milk and result in a thick pudding deliciously spiked with a bit of cinnamon as shown here in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)