Eensy-teensy chia seeds pack a nutritional punch!
Did you know that one tablespoon of chia seeds covers your recommended daily intake of Omega 3?
Composed of 20 % Omega 3, 37 % dietary fibre and 20 % protein they’re also brimming with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, including a high concentration of calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Chia seeds are gluten free and are particularly beneficial for heart health, joint mobility and promoting good digestion, so it’s little wonder ‘chia’ is synonymous with the Mayan word for strength!
Sprinkle chia into your Bircher muesli mix: our signature muesli is a good place to start
Add a tablespoon of white chia seeds to your favourite smoothie recipe
Make a dressing using 1 part acid, 1 part extra virgin olive oil and 1 part chia oil and drizzle over this Radish, Pea & Mint Salad
Dust your morning porridge with ground chia: try it on a slow cooked Whole Oat Porridge like this
Use chia gel in place of eggs to bind patties, burgers and biscuits (combine 1 Tbsp chia seeds with 3 Tbsp water and sit 10 minutes)
Toast black chia seeds with sunflower seeds, pepitas and black sesame seeds and use mix to garnish salads
Bake chia seeds into your favourite sweet or savoury bread recipe: this Spelt Banana Bread would work well
Mix chia into muesli and energy bar batters such as these Coconut, Date & Cocoa Bars
And finally, beware that when you mix chia with liquid it quickly turns into a gel: this does wonders when it reaches your digestive system but can be a little off-putting in a bowl! So if you’re not serving it in a liquid form (such as a smoothie) or cooking it (baking it into bread, for example) add chia to your meal immediately before eating.