Who knew that little, tiny chia seeds could be filled with so much nutrition and antioxidants? Chia seeds have numerous incredible benefits and including them in your diet can not only help improve your skin, but your overall health too! Chia seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and they also provide calcium, iron and fiber. With that being said, YENSA muses, we’re here today to share 8 ways that you can use chia seeds in your daily meals! Let’s get into it.
Mix in some of your favorite fruits like bananas, strawberries or blueberries and plop them into a blender. Add your chia seeds and some almond or oat milk and blend away! This is a perfect recipe for breakfast or a snack.
2. Iced Coffee
Who knew that you could add chia seeds to iced coffee?! This is a perfect way to start your morning and get that energy boost you need for the day. Simply put your chia seeds and water into a bowl and let them bloom. Add 2 tsp of instant coffee, hot water and sugar into a bowl and mix it well. Add this mixture to a blender, including your chia seeds and blend until creamy. Pour over ice and enjoy this refreshing drink. Cheers!
3. Chia pudding
Another great breakfast or snack option is making your own chia pudding. Add almond milk, chia seeds and honey to a mason jar and mix it until all the chia seeds are incorporated into the milk. Place it into the fridge for at least two hours or overnight and add some fruit or chocolate chips on top for a snack that will leave you satisfied and energized!
Grab your favorite salad ingredients, mix into a bowl and drizzle your favorite salad dressing on top. Take a handful of chia seeds and sprinkle them all over for a delicious #superfood salad meal!
5. Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast is a great way to get your nutrition. Toast your favorite type of bread, spread your creamy avocado mash on top, add your salt, pepper and chia seeds and BOOM! The best avocado toast you will ever eat...we promise! You can even squeeze half a lemon over top for a zesty kick. Yum!
Combine ½ cup of instant oatmeal and 1 cup water. Microwave for 2 minutes and add your chia seeds and some fruit on top for a hearty, healthy meal.
Add 1 can of chickpeas, 1 avocado, 2 tsp of chia seeds, 2 small garlic cloves and your favorite seasoning to a food processor. Process until smooth and enjoy your hummus with your favorite chips or vegetables!
Heat your favorite type of berries over medium-high heat and mash until your desired consistency. Stir in chia seeds and lemon juice until combined & add sweetener if necessary. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes and then you’re ready to eat up!
We hope you enjoyed some of these delicious #superfood chia seed recipes. Let us know if you decide to try any and let us know how you like it!