There are a lot of ways on how to use chia seeds. All you need to do is to experiment. You can add chia seed to almost any food or drink. The best thing about chia seed is that it does not affect the taste of the host food. Furthermore, the tasteless seed is cheap but highly nutritious. It is rich in healthy fatty acids, fibers, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. To begin enjoying the health benefits of chia seeds, first you need to buy, and then follow these simple chia seed recipes:
Make Basic Chia Gel
Chia gel is very easy to make. Just combine 1/3 cup of chia seeds to every 2 cups of water in a clean, airtight container. Shake the container vigorously to combine. After few minutes, you will notice that the chia seeds enlarged nine times their original size and turned gelatinous. Store the chia gel in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can add it to any of your favorite liquid or semi-liquid food such as salad dressing, jam, soup, smoothies, cereal, pudding, or dip. Creatively experiment with the chia gel.
Sprinkle Chia Seeds
You can sprinkle dry chia seeds to your salad, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, soup, etc. You can add as many chia seeds as you want.
Chia Seeds in Smoothie
Make powderized chia seeds by grinding 2 tbsp of the seeds into a coffee grinder. [ad#co-1]Put the ground chia seeds in a blender and mix 2 cups of skim milk. Blend the mixture on medium speed for 10 to 15 seconds. Then, add 2 cups of your favorite fruits to the mixture and blend for medium speed until the mixture becomes thick or creamy. You can add ice if you want your smoothie cold. Add more fruits if you want your smoothie to become thicker. Enjoy your healthy chia seed smoothie.
Chia Seeds in Baking
You can add whole or pulverized chia seeds to your homemade baked goods such as cakes, cookies, muffins, brownies, and bread.
For more chia seed recipes visit the following links:
- Chia Rice Salad, Chia Vegetable Stir Fry, Creamy Chia Mushroom Soup (Non-Dairy, Curried Potato Salad with Chia Seeds, Chia Fruit Delight
- Chia Hot Porridge, Chia Milk, Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie w/ Chia
- Cous Cous with Chia and Basil, Chia gel
- Chia pudding, Chia Rice Salad, Chia Vegetable Stir Fry, Creamy Chia Mushroom, Chia French Toast, Chia Corn Cake, More…