Chia seeds are always busted off from food store shelves, and work well as a shortcut thickener for drinks, textured dressings and puddings. These tiny dense chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and omega-3. One will love them will you include it in recipes other than puddings, take a look:
Try something different for breakfast, swap your usual cereal for chia cereal. To make it, soak the seeds overnight in milk and top it with nuts, fruits of your choice or spices like cinnamon. Add mashed banana and vanilla extract to make this as a delicious morning treat.
If you are always in a hurry, use seeds to make a great go-to snack. An easy and quick no-bake snack, one should eat chia truffles. For this, blend walnuts, oats, chia seeds, salt, dates and coconut flakes in a food processor until finely ground. Turn them into round shaped balls and store it in the fridge.
A great substitute for pectin in jam, chia seeds work well with honey and blueberries to give the sweet taste. Use berries as whole and transfer it to a pan and cook until it breaks down, becomes syrup, mash it with a spatula to make it smooth, Add chia seeds and honey, stir to combine until thickens. Transfer to a jar and store it in the fridge for usage.
Another interesting way to consume chia seeds is in homemade lemonade. Soak chia seeds in cold water for 30 minutes. Add lemon juice and a sweetener of your choice to it, get extra flavours by adding watermelon or cucumber. Best drink for the sunny, sweaty and dehydrating days.