Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia Hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and tradition has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Add these seeds to smoothies, yogurt, cookie recipes, etc, or soak and eat them with fresh fruit and cinnamon for a wonderful breakfast or snack option. Learn about the Anti-inflammatory & Health Benefits of Chia Seeds here.
Here’s a simple blueberry cinnamon chia pudding to get you started:
- 2-3 tbsp. chia seeds (white or black)
- 1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup optional for sweetness
Instructions: Let sit for 3-5 minutes and enjoy. You can pack this pudding in a jar to go if you’re a busy bee.
Do you enjoy eating chia seeds? Why or why not?