So what is Chia and what is so special about it?
Chia has been around for more than 5,000 years and was a staple in the diet of Aztecs and Mayans; both of which have impressed the modern world with their forward thinking. The word Chia is actually the Mayan for ‘strength’. Chia seeds are considered a super-food because they deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories. Some of the awesome nutritional benefits of chia include;
- particularly high amounts of fiber
- rich source of omega 3 fatty acids
- high in calcium
- high in antioxidants
- great source of protein
Just like any food or produce; make sure you are getting 100% Chia seeds from a quality reliable source!
Here are some awesome ways to enjoy Chia in your diet; experiment and enjoy…Just click on the links below to see the full recipe details;
Lemon, Basil & Chia Salad Dressing by Me!
Healthy Chocolate Milkshake by Michelle from Prevention Kitchen
Almond & Apple Overnight Oats by Helen from What Happened Next...
Fall Chia Porridge with Apples, Pomegranates & Avocado by Lina from Fresh n Crunchy
Green Monster Protein Smoothie by Jill from Fitness, Health & Happiness
Coconut Chia Protein Brownie by Amber from ExSoycise - My Soy-Free Fitness Journey
Thanks everyone for taking part in my first Blog Carnival - there are some fabulous looking recipes there that I'm looking forward to trying out! Join me next month for the next Healthy Recipes Blog Carnival - the featured ingredient will be posted soon and recipes will be posted on 15th April!