The secret of chia seeds is that once moistened, they form a thick gel which bulks up meals and makes them more substantial. Add to smoothies, sprinkle over breakfast cereals. Meals become more filling and more satisfying - without adding significant calories!
Try this chia and flax smoothie made with chia seeds, flax seeds, almond milk and lucuma.
That is right - chia seeds can be used as a direct substitute to pectin! This blueberry chia jam comes together in about 2 minutes and uses no refined sugar or pectin. Better still it is PACKED with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! Have a look at the full recipe here...
When you add chia seeds to water they create a gel. This gel is the perfect base to create puddings! It allows you to create a creamy texture without adding milk or gelatin! Check out this amazing chocolate pudding recipe!
7. Simply eat by the handful!
Eat a handful of chia seeds before running or exercising - they make a filling snack!
If you eat chia seeds on their own, always accompany them with a glass of water for best results.
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