Chia seeds would have to be one of my favourite foods. I have diverticulosis..(that’s where you have little pockets in your gut that can trap seeds etc yucky..AND painful)..so chia wasn’t something I could eat in, say a bread with chia seeds in it.
For women, the RDI of omega-3s is 1.1 grams (1,100 mg) a day, so if you’re looking for a new food source that’s vegan, gluten-free, and easy to digest, then these babies are your new bestie.
About two tablespoons contains:
137 calories,one gram of saturated fat, 11 grams of fibre, 4 grams of protein, 177 milligrams of calcium, and 4.9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.
So nutritionally speaking, these little guys rock.
You can do great things with Chia.
Oh. Em. Gee
This is my most favourite breakfast recipe when I want to have a sweet breakfast.
in my blender (or food processor or bulletty thing, whatever you have
1 cup coconut/almond/quinoa/rice…plant milk..whichever you prefer
2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
(as it’s summer here still) i use a half a banana, some mango, some stone fruit, papaya, berries, (if you’re using frozen berries make certain they are NOT from CHINA…erk)
throw it all in the blender, add some vegan protein powder if you care too (I dont but others feel it’s nessa)
pour it into two glasses or three small cups…and put it in the fridge. leave it for a couple fo hours or overnight and BAM!! the best chia pudding ever!!!
serve it with some chopped fruit, some slivered toasted almonds, a few toasted sesame seeds and some soy or coconut yoghurt
it’s sugar free too.