Chia seeds are an excellent source of Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B9. They are also a rich source of dietary minerals including; calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.
Eating chia seeds is one of the easiest ways to increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids as they have the highest levels of any plant-based source (approximately 18%).
There are many ways to use this superfood; weather added to smoothies or juices at breakfast or as an interesting way to add crunch to a salad.
One of our favourite recipes is probably the simplest; a Chia pudding. Simply add 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds to 1 cup of any plant milk (we like coconut milk) with a teaspoon of honey. Leave it in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the grains to swell, then serve with freshly sliced fruit such as strawberries and banana. Chia puddings are great for those of us that live a busy life (who doesn’t?) as you can prepare them the night before and grab them for a delicious breakfast on the way to work.