Having a high metabolism has its pros and cons. The con is trying to stay fuller longer until my next meal without binging on unhealthy snacks.
Instead of eating on unhealthy food in between meals, I want to touch on the benefits of chia seeds and some ways to use chia seeds and incorporate them into your food regimen.
Chia seeds has a low glycemic index of 1 and can hold up to 12 times their weight in water. Therefore, eat/drink up!
Check out these 5 yummy ways to use chia seeds:
Overnight oats are my absolute favorite breakfast as of late. For the last couple of weeks, my go-to breakfast has been overnight oats. I add oats, granola from Tay’s Gourmet Superfood Granola, muesli from Bob’s Red Mill some almond milk and a little bit of crunchy peanut butter in a mason jar. Lastly, I top it off with a tablespoon of chia seeds, shake it up and let it soak overnight!
I don’t make my own spreads, but I’ve found a strawberry chia seed spread that I love. If I’m in the mood for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it’s what I use to make a sweet snack! Here’s a good strawberry chia seed jam recipe if you’re up to making it yourself!
I’ve been rotating smoothies between overnight oats for these last couple of weeks too. I throw in some almond milk, dragon fruit, fresh strawberries, frozen berries, a small avocado and chia seeds and blend. Talk about yum! Some days, I ditch the almond milk and add Perrier water with some orange juice if I want a fruity carbonated smoothie!
Add some chia seeds to your yogurt for extra fiber! I haven’t done it in a while, but I love adding a tablespoon of chia seeds to Noosa Yoghurt for some extra crunch. I like that Noosa Yoghurt has probiotics in it in case I forget to take my own probiotics. They have many flavors and my favorites are raspberry, lemon or honey.
For some omega-3 fats, add chia seeds to your salad! Personally, I don’t sprinkle chia seeds on salads. Instead, I mix half of a teaspoon into my dressing and pour it on my salad to get my superfood serving. Just don’t forget your toothpick! 😉
Additionally, a few more ways to use chia seeds is to make chia pudding or mix with water for a hydrating drink. I grew up on chia seeds so I’m looking forward to creating some recipes with them for future posts on the blog.
What’s your favorite way to use chia seeds? Let me know in the comments below!