Information and guide on how to eat Chia seeds
Before starting to explain how to eat chia seeds, firstly we need to know what exactly are Chia seeds. Reading in Wikipedia we found out that Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica. This is a flowering plant that is in the sage family native to central Mexico and southern Mexico, or of the related Salvia columbariae of the Mexico and southwestern United States of America. Their shape is oval and their color is gray with black and white spots on them. They have a diameter of around 2mm. Chia seeds are hydrophilic, absorbing up to 12 times their weight in liquid when they are soaked and they are developing a mucilaginous coating which gives chia-based foods and beverages a distinctive gel texture.
In this article, which belongs to our great food category, we are going to explain ways of how to eat Chia seeds.
Video explaining how to eat them in 4 different ways
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Ways to eat Chia seeds
As we told you before, Chia seeds are tiny but extremely nutritious. This article contains a lot of fun ways to eat them.
The most simple way to include Chia seeds in your diet is simply to add them to water.
In order to prepare chia water you have to soak 1/4 cup of chia seeds in 4 cups of water for 20 to 30 minutes.
In the end you can add chopped fruit or squeezed lemon, lime, or orange if you would like to give your chia water some flavor.
You can add 1/4 cup of chia seeds to 4 cups of fruit juice and soak for half an hour to make a delicious juice that is full of fiber and minerals.
This drinking recipe gives you lots of servings of juice. You have to be careful to keep your intake in low levels, because we all know that fruit juice contains lots of sugar.
We all like smoothies! So it would be very good to add chia seeds in it to be more nutritious. It is simple to use chia in almost every type of smoothie by soaking them to make a gel before adding it.
Raw chia toppings
Most people like to soak chia seeds, but you can also eat them raw.
You could try grinding and sprinkling them on your smoothie or in your oatmeal.
You can have chia cereal for breakfast. To prepare this kind of breakfast you have to soak the seeds overnight in milk and you can also fill with nuts, fruit, or spices like cinnamon to give delicious flavors.
The days that you are hurry for some reason, you could use chia seeds to make a very good quick snack.
Combine for example dates, cocoa and oats with chia truffles.
In the salad
Simply add chia seeds in your salad to give a healthy boost! You also have the option to add chia seeds to your salad dressing.
Baked in bread or in cakes
A lot of people like to eat chia seeds baked in bread. Some other people prefer to taste them in their cakes.
In breakfast bars or pancakes
You can make your own breakfast with chia seeds. There are also people that put them in pancakes!
Chia seeds in jam
Adding chia seeds in your favourite jam is going to nutritional boost it!
Chia seeds For weight loss
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