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Ways to Use Chia Seeds

 

Chia seeds are very versatile and can be used in many ways. Want some suggestions on ways you can incorporate chia seeds into your diet?

Use Chia Seeds as a Topping – Unlike flaxseeds, chia seeds do not need to be grounded in order to digest in our body. With their mild flavour, chia seeds can be sprinkled most foods you like. They can be added in sauces, cereal, yogurt, salad, or just about anything!

Add Chia Seeds to Smoothies or Drinks – When soaked in liquid, chia seeds with absorb the liquid and turn into gels. This gives thickness to your smoothie or drinks, and many enjoy the gel texture chia seeds provide in beverages!

Mix Chia Seeds with Yogurt – Like in liquid, chia seeds also becomes gelatinous-like when mixed with yogurt. It provides a tapioca-like texture to the yogurt, which may be something you like. If you are wary about that texture, mixing the seeds with a blender to grind them down to a smooth texture is always something you can do as an alternative.