If there’s one thing that excites us more than a good superfood, it’s a superfood that’s versatile and easy to incorporate into our lifestyles!
Check out some of our favorite creative ways to use these tiny seeds in your everyday life!
SUBSTITUTE EGGS IN YOUR BAKING
Have a baking recipe that requires an egg and looking for an alternative? Combine one tablespoon of chia seeds and three tablespoons of water. Allow the seeds to soak in the water for 10-15 minutes and then stir. The soaked chia seeds will absorb the water and can be in place of an egg in your favorite recipes.
SWITCH OUT SOME FLOUR
Replacing flour in a recipe is simple with chia seeds. Just pour the seeds into a coffee grinder or food processor and pulse into a finely ground powder. Chia flour can entirely replace or be combined with other flours depending on the recipe and the consistency of the batter or dough you need.
SUPERCHARGE YOUR SMOOTHIES
If you like to jumpstart your morning (or afternoon or evening) with a green smoothie, a serving of chia seeds could make your favorite tasty beverage even better. Chia seeds have a mild flavor, so including them in your favorite smoothie recipe won’t drastically change your favorite flavor combinations.
TOP OFF YOUR BREAKFAST
They say breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, so it’s essential to make sure you’re getting the most out of it. Upgrade your morning oatmeal, cold cereal, or yogurt by sprinkling a serving of chia seeds on top. They’re high in fiber and a simple addition that can help kick start your day.
UPGRADE YOUR BREADING
If you’re looking to change up the breading in some of your favorite chicken and fish dishes, consider mixing chia seeds with almond flour and garlic powder or even adding chia seeds to your preferred bread crumbs and batters. Their mild nutty flavor and crunch can be a delightful break from traditional breading.
Remember that these are just a handful of ways to incorporate chia seeds into your lifestyle. They can be consumed on their own, added to salads, and incorporated into many different recipes.
Do you have a favorite recipe for chia seeds? Let us know here!