The humble ancient chia seed is a powerhouse of nutrition all packed into one tiny little shell. If you are looking to boost your nutritional intake, then this is one amazing superfood to add to your diet.
Not only are they a wonderful source of protein, they also have a large range of essential and non essential amino acids and fiber that help promote healthy heart and circulation.
Chia seeds also contain a whole host of vitamins (A,B,E and D) and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, silicon, sulphur, and iron.
There are so many amazing ways to use these humble seeds such as this simple recipe that has some amazing cleansing benefits and tastes great, the kids will love it too!
- 1 apple
- 1 handful of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
- 2 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons of rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- Chop up apple and a large handful of berries.
- Over a saucepan, add 2 cups of water to cover the fruit and allow to simmer away until it begins to resemble jam.
- Add rice malt syrup (or honey if you aren’t fructose-free).
- Mix well.
- Add chia seeds and allow chia to take on all the liquid.
- Spoon into a jar.
This will keep for around 5 or so days in the fridge.
What's Your Favorite Way To Use Chia Seeds?
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