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Benefits of Chia Seeds

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Ch-ch-ch-chia!” Remember when chia seeds were all the rage in the 80s when they were used to grow Chia Pets? Chia seeds have become a very popular super food in recent years and it’s no wonder why. Within these little seeds are plenty of nutrients, including antioxidants, fiber, good fats, and even a decent amount of protein in just one or two spoonfuls. They are also really fun and easy to eat! Even our Energy Happi Patties contain the amazing chia seed. There are many different ways to use chia seeds, but one easy way to get your daily dose of chia is to simply mix it into your favorite drink, whether that is a smoothie, juice, or even just water. Chia is also a great egg substitute in vegan baking! Just combine 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Here’s a delicious chia recipe for you to try today!

 

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

1 cup almond milk

4 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp sweetener

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp almonds, chopped

Berries of your choice

  • In a small bowl or jar, combine the almond milk, sugar, and vanilla extract
  • Mix in the chia seeds and refrigerate overnight
  • Top with berries and chopped almonds
  • Enjoy!