Chia Seeds: Two Simple Recipes for Beginners

Chia seeds were once considered by the Aztecs even more precious than gold. These superfoods are rich in vitamins, especially vitamin A and a wide variety of minerals including magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, manganese and sodium.  They are also considered as incredible sources of fibre, antioxidants, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds rank low on the glycaemic index, as a result they are highly suitable for the diabetics. The superfood provides an immediate boost of energy which aids in balancing the blood sugar levels. It lowers blood pressure and also reduces the cholesterol levels. It strengthens the immunity from within and promotes weight loss, while also delaying the signs of aging.

Raw chia seed porridge recipe:

Ingredients required for the raw chia seed porridge recipe are 1/3 cup of raw and organic chia seeds; 1 tbsp of goji berries; 2/3 cup of spring water; 1 tbsp of dried and desiccated coconut; 1 tsp honey; 1 tbsp sunflower seeds; 1 tbsp organic pumpkin seeds; and a dash of almond milk.

Preparation of the porridge: To start with, pop a little chia seeds into a big mixing bowl and add some spring water. Stir the mix thoroughly and then add the coconut and honey. Now again mix the ingredients well before adding sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds to it. When the chia seeds absorb water adequately, the porridge will start to thicken. Lastly add a handful of goji berries to the porridge and serve the dish with almond milk.

Tropical mango, orange, and chia seed smoothie

The chia seed smoothie is an enjoyable drink that you can have at any time of the day. The ingredients include 1.5 cups of orange juice; half cup of organic mango juice, half banana, 2 table spoon of almond milk, one table spoon of organic chia seeds.

Preparation of the chia seed smoothie: You simply need to soak the chia seeds in the organic orange juice for about ten minutes and let them swell and become soft. Then place all the ingredients into a smoothie blend and blitz until it becomes smooth and creamy. Serve in a glass and sprinkle the drink with a few chia seeds at the top.

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