HOW TO USE CHIA SEEDS

HOW TO USE CHIA SEEDS

Hi friends,

In today`s post I will share my tips how to soak chia seeds for optimal absorption and health benefits: whether you want to lose weight or simply add more fiber and omega 3 to your meal.

First, what are chia seeds and why they are so versatile? They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, magnesium and also protein! (3 grams per tablespoon)

 

You can sprinkle them on your meals or add them to your smoothie. Ideally,  you need to soak them in water (or in a non-diary milk, if preferred) for at least ten minutes. The seeds form a gel that amplifies their size in triple which makes chia seeds very filling and beneficial for your digestion.

Easy breakfast/midday snack recipe with chia seeds:

Chia Pudding

Soak four table spoons of chia seeds in a jar for at least twenty minutes with a glass of unsweetened almond or coconut water, a dropfull of stevia (natural sweetener), a dash of cinnamon, blueberries. You can blend it or eat as a pudding.

Chia Oats

You can also mix a half of a cup of oats with the chia seeds and one small banana. I promise you this recipe will keep you full four hour because of the rich fiber content.

Chia Smoothie

An easy post-workout fuel! Chia seeds, greens, one frozen banana, strawberries, almond milk (or just water).

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

“Weirdo” Smoothie Bowl for Open-Minded Tastes

“Weirdo” Smoothie Bowl for Open-Minded Tastes

That combo may sounds strange, even for me, but tasted very very good!

After a dance class I craved something sweet and savory (like carbohydrates and vegetables mixed together) and decided to experiment with the ingredients I had available at home.

What I did was to blend 3 Frozen bananas and 2 figs together with some broccoli and one small cucumber (for hydration).

Then I added apple chunks …. and cherry tomatoes (optional) but remember they are actually fruit!;)

The moral of this post is to remind you to stay flexible with your food and to avoid stigmatic dogmas about your meal preps.

Surprisingly, that smoothie bowl felt just what I needed – satisfying, refreshing and not too sweet! And DELICIOUS!

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