Chia puts the ‘super’ in superfood – it’s very rare for a vegan protein source to contain so many nutrients including all 8 essential amino acids (and 9 non essential amino for good measure!) Chia even has a high fibre content (both soluble & insoluble). Chia seeds is high in anti oxidants and the highest plant-based source of invaluable Omega-3’s at 20%!
Now how to you use these wonderful seeds I hear you ask? Well as they are flavourless you can have them in or on anything from salads, stirfry’s, oats, cereal, protein shakes, smoothies or bake them in with your favourite muffins. Below is a quick and easy breakfast idea.
Mix 2 tablespoons with half a cup of almond milk (also works great with soy, cashew, hazelnut or oat) in a container with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup place in fridge overnight. Top with your favourite fresh fruit for breakfast!