Ok, so that's the definition of chia seeds and we've all probably heard that they are listed as a super food (I don't really believe in super foods, but that's a topic for another day) but do we actually know why they are so good? I know I didn't, so I did a bit of research and was very, very surprised at my findings!
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Almost all the carbs in the seeds are fiber
- High quality protein
- High in omega-3 fatty acids
- High in many important bone nutrients
- Can improve exercise performance
- Super easy to incorporate into your diet!
Are you impressed? Well if you are, I also came across some awesome recipes using them too :)
How about some chia seed and mushroom risotto?
Or maybe Lemon chia seeds scones with sweet lemon glaze:
Grain-free chia buckwheat pizza:
Vegan peach, oat and chia smoothie:
I hope you've learnt a little something about chia seeds (I sure did!) and maybe will pick up a bag on your next shop (I do tend to wait until they're on special)
That's it from me- what's your favourite 'super food'?
Bye guys! :D