Chia seeds…. Chia Chai Choa, does anyone know how to pronounce these interesting seeds? But why do they deserve a superfood status? Well Chia seeds are rich in fibre, high in protein, calcium and magnesium and omega 3… blah blah, but why do I chose to eat them?
These interesting seeds help both with my digestion, and due to their anti-inflammatory effects also helps with the swelling from my knee surgery. They can also be used in many dishes without being the main source of the meal. You can simply add them onto yogurt and cereal, put them in smoothies, or even just add them to your normal evening meals in your sauces. HOWEVER, as they are so HIGH in fibre DONT chose to put them in all of your meals.!
In some shops chia seeds can be quite expensive, but one of the best places to buy them is usually Aldi or Lidle, where you can get a large bag at a bargain price!
They are also great as a glutenfree healthy breakfast alternative and thats in the form of CHIA PUDDING. follow this recipe to see just how EASY it is to make this breakfast, which also can be eaten as it says…. for ‘pudding’.
- 100g chia seeds
- 400ml almond milk or liquid base of your choice
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp yogurt
Variational recipe ingredients
- Pina Colada: coconut yogurt, fresh pineapple and banana on top.
- Chocolate banana: sprinkle of cocoa powder, fresh banana on top
- Peanut butter heaven: 2 tbsp peanut butter, splash of honey, banana on top.
ONE STEP METHOD: add all your basic ingredients into a tuppa wear. Mix together with a fork. Seal the pot and place in the fridge over night….
Next day add your toppings and ENJOY!
Its as easy as that, and theres so many variations and flavours you can make. Give it a go, and let me know your own versions of this dead easy breakfast dish!