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Need a fibre and protein hit all in one? These little super seeds are your answer!
Here’s a crazy fact: Chia is in fact the Mayan word for “strength”. Yup! Chia seeds were used by the Mayans and Aztecs for their ability to provide sustainable energy throughout the day. While they were a daily staple way back then, only in recent years has our society recognised their incredible nutritional value and hailed them as a “superfood”! These days they are frequently consumed by health conscious individuals world wide.
They are super rich in:
As well as zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.
Here are some great benefits:
GMO and naturally gluten free
Antioxidant rich to fight the production of free radicals
Almost all the carbs in them are fibre
Huge nutrient dose for minimal calories
High in quality protein, which is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient
Can drastically reduce appetite and cravings
High in the omega-3 fatty acid
Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and proteins improve bone health
Ways to enjoy them:
Straight up mixed in water
Added to smoothies
Topped on smoothie bowls
Baked into a loaf or muffins
In a chia pudding
Try this simple but delicious Chia Pudding Recipe:
Time: 5 mins | Serves: 1-2
1/4 chia seeds
1 cup plant milk of choice (we love coconut)
Stevia, coconut sugar or maple syrup as needed for desired sweetness
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
Simply mix all ingredients in a bowl, glass, jar or container
Cover and place in the fridge overnight
Top with fruit, granola, seeds or any other topping and enjoy!
Option: Add ingredients to create delicious flavours such as mashed banana, cacao powder, peanut butter, protein powder, etc.
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Have you tried chia seeds before? What’s your favourite way to enjoy them?