How To Do Chia Seeds – Little Black Gems That Can Make You Geel Great!


chia seed 1So you are totally sold on chia seeds! You have researched these tiny black gems also known as ‘Indian Running Food’ and you feel sure that they are going to contribute greatly to your health and general feeling of wellbeing.

You are right! Chia seeds hold numerous health benefits locked into their tiny black bodies. Just some of the benefits are the following:

  • Aids in weight loss acting as an appetite suppressant.
  • Gives you plenty of fibre. A 28 gram serving gives you 11 grams of fibre, a sure way to keep your digestive system healthy and functioning!
  • An amazing source of those healthy Omega 3s. With a one ounce serving giving you almost 5 grams of Omega 3s chia seeds certainly deserve the name ‘brain food’.
  • Packed with protein. A great source of protein without the cholesterol, a 28 gram serving of chia seeds will give you over 4 grams of protein.
  • Plenty of phosphorus, calcium, vitamins and minerals. For their tiny size chia seeds are bursting with nutritional value.

So that’s all well and good’, I hear you say, ‘I know chia seeds are going to benefit my health but I don’t know how to do chia seeds! Do I simply eat them from the packet? Can I add them to other foods? Do I need to cook them?’

Don’t panic! This article is not only going to address your questions, but will give you some great ideas on how to do chia seeds. Soon you’ll be wondering how you ever lived without them!

There are three ways that you can consume chia seed as follows:

  • Eat chia seeds uncooked.
  • Eat chia seeds cooked.
  • Drink Chia seeds.

So let’s discuss each way of consuming these little black treasures:

Eat Chia Seeds Uncooked

chia seeds uncookedWhen people want to know how to do chia seeds, often the first question is whether they will poison themselves by eating them straight from the packet!

The answer is no. Chia seeds are great uncooked, below are some ideas of how to consume them:

  • Sprinkle over a salad.
  • Sprinkle over cereal or yoghurt.
  • Mix with peanut butter and spread on toast for a healthy and filling breakfast.

Eat Chia Seeds Cooked

Chia seeds also taste great cooked and can greatly enhance the texture and flavour of cooking. Below are some ideas for how to do chia seeds cooked:

  • Make chia seed porridge. Mix 2/3 tablespoons of porridge with the milk before making porridge. This can make a great breakfast with a little cinnamon, nut and dried fruit added for a bold flavour.
  • Great in homemade bread. Next time you are filling your kitchen with that amazing smell of homemade bread, add a few tablespoons of chia seeds. You don’t need to stop at bread – muffins, cookies, pancakes, crackers – they’ll all taste great with a few chia seeds thrown in.
  • Be chia seed alert! If you’re preparing a lasagne, a casserole, omelette, stir fry – throw a few tablespoons of chia seeds in the mix. From meatballs to muffins, burgers to bread chia seeds love pretty much all food!
Drink Chia Seeds

Weight Loss With Chia SeedsThe final way we will discuss to consume chia seeds is in a drink. Below are a few great ideas on how to do chia seeds in liquid form:

  • Add around two tablespoons per person to your next smoothie recipe.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of seeds to a glass of warm juice, tea or your preferred beverage. Don’t down it straight away though! Give it a few minutes to sit allowing the seeds to absorb some of the liquid. It will make for a very tasty and thick drink that you will surely make time and time again.

So is your question answered? Do you know how to do chia seeds? Remember these little seeds are packed full of nutritional goodness, full flavour and health benefits.

Now that you know how to do chia seeds cooked, uncooked and even how to drink them surely you will want to get experimenting in the kitchen and come up with some great ideas of your own!


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