There are several ways to consume chia seeds. To ensure that your body absorbs all the nutrients, you should soak or grind them prior to consumption. When you soak the seeds, it removes the protective “enzyme inhibitors.”
Mix one and a half tablespoons of chia seeds with a single cup of water. Allow the seeds to settle in the water for at least 30 minutes before consuming. If you grind them, make sure that you store it in a sealed container, kept inside the refrigerator.
If you find it hard to stay away from food such as pancakes, homemade granola bars, muffins, waffles, and pancakes, you can add chia seeds, and make them nutritious.
2. Combine it with Vegetables, Meat, or Fish
Improve nutritional content of vegetables, meat, or fish, by simply adding chia seeds to them. This would result in an extra layer of crunchiness.3. Add chia seeds to Jam
You can simply top it over jam and make it more delicious.4. Make a Pudding
Chia seeds absorb large quantities of liquid and can be soaked in milk or water overnight. The next day, they will transform this mixture into a pudding-like texture. You can convert this into a delicious pudding by adding cacao/cocoa powder, maple syrup, almond milk/regular milk, and vanilla extract. Blend everything together till the texture becomes creamy and smooth. Store this pudding in the refrigerator for at least three to five hours, before consumption.
5. Top off Oatmeal or Yoghurt
Adding chia seeds to oatmeal requires minimal effort. You can also add it as a topping over yoghurt.6. Make a Smoothie
You can also choose make Green Chia Smoothie. Simply put together 2 cups of spinach, 1.5 cups of water, and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, and blend them. You can then add a peeled orange, a cup of frozen blueberries, and one cup of strawberries, before blending again.