Chia Seeds

Chia seeds were considered an important part of the Mayan and Aztec diet. Studies have shown health benefits to eating chia seeds. They are a good source of Omega-3 fats, protein, and fiber. They are great for filling you up. Some people use them to help in weight loss and control blood sugar.

You can sprinkle chia seeds in your yogurt, mix in a smoothie or soaked in fruit juice. You can enjoy them raw right from the bag.


Chia Smoothie



Tbsp Chia Seeds


ounces   water or lemonade

Cooking   Directions:



Grind   2.5 tablespoons of Chia seed.


Pour   16 ounces of water in a blender at low speed. For a great alternatives, try   using lemonade instead of water.


Mix   chia seeds in while blender is on low speed.


Blend   for 10 seconds. You can add other items to the mix such as fresh bananas,   strawberries, or raspberries. You can even also add green mixes.


Let   the mixture sit for 5 minutes as the chia will absorb the liquid and thicken   up into a gel like substance. Enjoy chilled.


Cookless Apple Oats

1 serving


1 apple

1/3 cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon

2 tablespoons currants

1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk

1 teaspoon ground chia seeds


1. Chop the apple into bite-sized pieces and place in a microwavable dish. Add oats, cinnamon, currants, non-dairy milk, and chia seeds and stir to combine.

2. Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours. To serve, remove the lid and heat in the microwave for one minute or until warm. Alternatively, just eat it cold without heating. Stir and enjoy.


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