Here is just a FEW health benefits of Chia Seeds. I have recently started eating “soaked” chia seeds. I have always eaten dry chia seeds in my smoothies and oatmeal, but NOW I am exploring soaked seeds. Below I want to share some exciting (yes, I get excited about these things) things about the wonderful Chia Seed!!!
1- Antioxidants: There are so many antioxidants in a chia seed. Antioxidants are great for anti-aging and gorgeous skin.
2-Fiber:There is a large amount of fiber in chia seeds and we all know that fiber leads to proper digestion. Also, the seeds become a gel like substance and help “cleanse” your system naturally.
3-Protein: All of the protein and nutrients in Chia Seeds help aid in weight loss, muscle gain & a higher or healthy metabolism. One 28-gram serving of these super seeds has 4.4 grams of protein. This is great for vegetarians and people who are wanting to gain muscle.
4-Omega-3 Fatty Acid: All of these Fatty Acids contribute to reducing inflammation. This is great for those of you with joint pain and irritation. Omega-3’s are also great for healthy hair and skin.
5-Hydration: The chia seeds hold up to 10-15 times their weight in water. This helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full!
I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse with Chia Seeds.
2 T Chia Seeds
1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk
1-2 Heaping T Peanut Butter
1 T Cocoa Powder
1 t Vanilla
Dabble of Honey (If needed)
Add everything into a bowl and mix (I used a hand mixer). Pop into the fridge for at least 3 hours!!! Top with Unsweetened Coconut or Whipped Cream!!!