Chia seeds - Why you should eat them
“Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for strength and with good reason. Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.
They are loaded with nutrients and can have benefits for our brain and body. These tiny seeds are full of dietary fibers, calcium, antioxidants and high quality protein.
Chia seeds also contain a high amount of Omega 3 fatty acids which is good for your cholesterol. (two tablespoons of chia seeds, has the same amount of omega 3 fatty acids, as a piece of salmon fillet).
Have you tried them? They are incredible. Honestly. And they are so healthy for you. If you haven’t already you need to incorporate them in your daily diet. Your body and your cells will thank you for it!
You can sprinkle them on top of your smoothie, soup, juice and porridge. Or make a breakfast chia pudding. Here’s my favorite chia seeds pudding recipe:
This recipe makes breakfast or snack for 1 person
2 tbsp. of Chia seed
0,4 cups of Coconut milk
0,8 cups of almond milk
1 small pinch of salt
1 tbsp. of vanilla powder
Put all the ingredients in a bowl or a mason jar and mix the it well together. Leave it in the fridge overnight. If you forgot to make it the night before, you can just make it in the morning and leave it for half an hour. Don’t worry if it seems a bit watery, it’s going to firm up.
If you have a sweet tooth you can blend 0,8 cups of frozen mango into a smooth puree a pour in on top of your chia pudding. And if you feel the need to be extra fancy and self-indulgent you can make a cachew cream which is like a little piece of heaven.
Toppings ideas on your chia pudding:
Raw chocolate nibs
Blueberries or raspberries
Nuts and seeds
0,8 cups of cashews (soaked in water for 6 hours minimum)
2 tbsp. of coconut syrup or agave syrup
¼ tsp. of fresh minced ginger (you do not need a lot just a small amount)
A pinch of orange zest
½ tsp of vanilla powder
½ tsp of cinnamon
½ tsp of cardamom
0,4 cups of water
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend away.
Use it as a topping on your chia pudding, oatmeal and porridge.
You want the recipe in Danish? Go to my Danish blog here.
Or see a Danish video on how to make it with me and Julie Zangenberg. Find the video here.
You can buy chia seeds in my webshop here.