The chia seeds are fashionable. This seed has become popular almost everywhere in the world, taking over the pantries around the world . Chia or Hispanic sage comes from Latin America, and is closely related to other plants such as sage, basil, or thyme. It usually occurs especially in Mexico, and in other countries such as Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
How to take chia seeds
The flavor of chia seeds, (Salvia Hispánica L.) is very pleasant and smooth, being able to use in all your recipes, sauces, smoothies, breads and desserts . It is a very versatile food, with a high concentration of nutrients.
For some time now, Chia is on everyone’s lips and even the Hollywood divas proclaim its benefits, among which the fact that it is an exceptional source of omega 3 essential fatty acids stands out.
How to consume chia seeds
Decide to drink chia both if you only want to achieve a pleasant feeling of general well-being as if you also want to lose weight . Get down to work and the results will not wait:
- Its digestion is very simple because its nutrients are quickly assimilated by the body
- You can consume it both in your favorite recipes and in drinks of the type of water and juices
- One option is to add it to your salad dressings
- Add it to your desserts and they will be delicious
- Get the gel by mixing 1/3 of a cup of chia seeds to which you will add 2 cups of water
- Stir until obtaining said mixture
- Keep in the fridge and enjoy its nutty flavor!
A food that sweeps in its path and is that it is worthy of all the praise for being as healthy as it is appetizing …
Other ways to prepare them
Mix them with water and add the juice of a lemon and sugar. The result is known as “fresh chia,” a tasty drink from Mexico and Central America.
Try adding the sweet sprouts of chia seeds to your salads. Easily digestible, they are full of minerals and vitamins. Another possibility is to sprinkle chia directly on your salads, add it to dairy products or cereals or grind it to add to soups, purees, smoothies, etc.
As an ingredient in bakery-related products, it is priceless, to the point that samples added with chia yield a higher protein, lipid and dietary fiber content of the product obtained.
Now, if you want to achieve the greatest benefits for your health, consume chia seeds naturally , rather than as an oil or supplement. As with nuts, they do not contain cholesterol, as they are low in saturated fat. Of course, its calorie density, like that of other seeds and nuts, recommends consuming them in moderation.
To do this, add them to oatmeal, yogurt or other foods that are moist. In this way, the dried seeds will become soft and soft, which will make them go almost unnoticed in your meals.
- At breakfast , it will be enough to sprinkle 1 or 2 tablespoons (15 or 30 grams) on oatmeal, cereal or yogurt.
- You will be able to have a healthy snack or a light lunch , adding 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 or 30 grams) to a cup of cottage cheese.
- Add them to the wet ingredients of your sandwiches . For salty sandwiches, opt for the help of tuna or egg salads; If you like sweet sandwiches, you just have to put chia in hazelnut or peanut butter.
Sprinkle it on food, which will keep it crooked. The seeds will continue crispy, which is how many like them, about a dry food. But, even if you sprinkle them on the surface of wet foods, they don’t have to become gummy, you have to mix them first. Try throwing them on your salads or decorating a pudding with a small amount.
If the diners you have at home are not for the task of consuming the small seeds, add them in your potato or cold pasta salad, adding 2 tablespoons (30 grams) of them to a blunt bowl of potato or cold pasta salad and stir.
What if you try to make granola bars with them?
It is a very rich suggestion. Find your favorite granola bar recipe and add 2 tablespoons (30 grams) of chia seeds.
A simple recipe without cooking is one to which you will add the seeds to a cup of processed and boneless dates, ¼ cup of peanut butter or another nut, 1 ½ cups of rolled oats, ¼ cup of maple syrup or honey and 1 cup chopped walnuts.
The mixture you get will put it in a saucepan and put it in the fridge in order to solidify. You can toast the oatmeal before adding it.
As you can see, chia seeds open a world of gastronomic sensations, you just have to explore them …
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