Originally from Mexico, Chia Seeds are now a staple in cupboards and pantries everywhere. They are a plant-based source of calcium and protein, rich in fibre, and benefit the skin, heart, and digestion.
The best part is that they help to regulate blood sugar AND keep you full long, as they absorb 10x their weight in water. These little seeds pack a big punch, and you can use them several ways.
- Try adding them in to your Bliss Balls for a healthy snack.
- Chia Fresca: Fill a glass with unsweetened coconut water and add 1 Tblsp chia seeds and a big sqeeze of lime. Optional addition: a drizzle of maple syrup. This drink is not only refreshing with it’s electrolytes, but it also will keep you full and doubles as a filling snack.
- Banana Coconut Chia Pudding: In a large bowl, combine 1/3-1/4 cup chia seeds with 1 can full-fat coconut milk (inspired by Joyous Health), 1 Tblsp maple syrup, 1/4 cup water or oat milk, a dash of cinnamon + nutmeg, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Stir well and refrigerate for several hours or overnight until chia seeds absorb liquid, soften and expand. When ready to eat, either warm up or enjoy cool, and top with sliced banana and walnuts. Optional additions: raisins, blueberries, cacao, hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, nutmeg. TIP: Make a few of these at night, store in mason jars with lids, and take on-the-go for work or post-workout snacks. Top with different fruit, nuts and seeds.