These teeny weeny little superfood powerhouses can be used in so many ways and I must confess I am infatuated by the wee buggers. Reason being, they are absolutely loaded with protein; a macronutrient pretty hard to load up on when you cut meat out of your diet. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium. If you buy them somewhat locally grown then they are pretty sustainable too.
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I eat Chia seeds in bread, smoothies, sprinkled on basically anything and my favorite way;
Chia Seed Pudding
3 Tbs Chia seeds
Nut milk, Coconut cream or water
2 Medjool dates
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Vanilla extract
Small pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients (apart from dates) to a jar and mix/shake around until Chia seeds seem evenly dispersed throughout the liquid
- Chop dates up a little, chuck them in and leave sealed in a jar or bowl overnight (or 4 or more hours). Breakfast is served or a takeaway snack.
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