Did that make you think of the commercial from the 90’s?
I have been out of chia seeds for over a week now and I am going through withdrawals! Every time I’ve gone to Fairway to pick some up, they have been totally out! People in my neighborhood must be catching on to the chia craze 😉
Most of you already eat chia seeds, but just in case you don’t know the benefits of these amazing little guys, let me fill you in!
Why is it a “superfood”?
Chia seeds have:
-2 times the protein of any other seed or grain.
-5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron, which is a trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones.
-2 times the amount of potassium as bananas.
-3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries.
-3 times more iron than spinach.
-Copious amounts of omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids (one ounce of these power-packing seeds contains more than eight times the amount of omega-3 fatty acid found in a similar measure of wild salmon).
There are many different ways to consume chia and you can find a slew of recipes by googling it. Joe likes to put a couple tablespoons in a glass of water and drink them. This completely grosses me out because it turns into this slimy gelatinous blob of ickiness. I prefer to sprinkle mine on salads or eggs. They also mix nicely into hummus, yogurt, and smoothies!
Long story short, if you aren’t eating chia seeds, you should start! 🙂
Do you eat chia seeds? What is your favorite way?