In today`s post I will share my tips how to soak chia seeds for optimal absorption and health benefits: whether you want to lose weight or simply add more fiber and omega 3 to your meal.
First, what are chia seeds and why they are so versatile? They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, magnesium and also protein! (3 grams per tablespoon)
You can sprinkle them on your meals or add them to your smoothie. Ideally, you need to soak them in water (or in a non-diary milk, if preferred) for at least ten minutes. The seeds form a gel that amplifies their size in triple which makes chia seeds very filling and beneficial for your digestion.
Easy breakfast/midday snack recipe with chia seeds:
Soak four table spoons of chia seeds in a jar for at least twenty minutes with a glass of unsweetened almond or coconut water, a dropfull of stevia (natural sweetener), a dash of cinnamon, blueberries. You can blend it or eat as a pudding.
You can also mix a half of a cup of oats with the chia seeds and one small banana. I promise you this recipe will keep you full four hour because of the rich fiber content.
An easy post-workout fuel! Chia seeds, greens, one frozen banana, strawberries, almond milk (or just water).