20 Ways to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet
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20 Ways to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Chia seeds are an awesome superfood that pack a serious punch. Don’t let their little size fool you. Chia seeds are high in protein, high in fiber and are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids (hello, glowing skin!). They are like little sponges, they absorb 10 times their weight in water, making them great for controlling your appetite, as well as egg-free baking! Whether it’s savory or sweet, you can sneak chia seeds in just about anything. Want proof/inspo?? Keep reading!

1. Healthier Blueberry Swirl Chia Seeds Muffins: The words “healthier” and “muffins” in the same sentence is music to our ears. Now all we need is coffee. (via Nine Months Baking)

2. Green Juice With Chia Seeds: As if this drink wasn’t healthy enough. Chia seeds amp up green juice to give you that glow in no time! (via Bold Vegan)

3. Chia Seed Jam: This is a testament that you can add chia seeds to anything and give it a healthy boost. (via Oh My Veggies)

4. Mocha Chia Pudding: Coffee, chocolate, pudding and chia seeds alone are some of our faves. Put them together and you have quadruple the yum. (via Healthy Food For LIving)

5. Chia Seed and Apple Waffles: We have the waffles, now we just need the mimosas, a fabulous sun hat and a sunny patio to brunch on. We’ll meet you there. (via The Piquey Eater)

6. Lemon Poppyseed Bread With Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are so much more useful when they’re not being your pet. Case in point? This recipe. (via Love Grows Wild)

7. Creamy Chocolate Pistachio Shake: Well, hello heaven in a glass and through a straw, where have you been hiding out? (via Half Baked Harvest)

8. Fresh Blackberry Oat Bars: Sort of like granola bars but way better. This recipe makes use of fresh blackberries and is totally gluten-free to boot! (via Recreating Happiness)

9. Bubble Water: Sort of like bubble tea but without all the calories, this is hydration at its best. (via Nutrition Stripped)

10. Chia Breakfast Bowl: Guaranteed to fuel you through the whole morning with bursts of sunshine and love! (via A Better Happier St. Sebastian)

11. Raw Chocolate Cashew Cups With Maca and Chia Seeds: How can something so healthy taste so good? Make these. Make them now. (via Green Spirit Adventures)

12. Crispy Seitan Salad With Chia Seed Dressing: It doesn’t all have to be sweet. Here’s a savory vegan spin on chicken salad with the mighty chias making an appearance. (via Peaceful Dumpling)

13. Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Cups: Creamy chia lemon pudding layered with rhubarb and strawberries and infused with vanilla, it’s perfection in a cup. (via Kitchen Konfidence)

14. Chewy Energy Bars: If you’re looking for the perfect thing to snack on pre-workout, look no further. These are way healthier than store-bought energy bars, and they can’t even compare on taste. (via No Gojis No Glory)

15. Carrot Cake Chia Pudding: One part carrot cake, one part pudding, all parts delicious. (via Clean Wellness)

16. Cherry Berry Chia Seed Pudding: Can we ever really have enough pudding in our lives? No. The answer is no. (via Happy. Healthy. Life)

17. Coconut-Chia Breakfast Bowl With Mango, Almond and Banana: It’s sort of like paradise in a big healthy bowl. All you need is a sarong tied around your waist, a bikini top and some sunnies. (via Little Market Kitchen)

18. Chia Pudding Parfait With Raspberry Compote: This is a date dessert, but only if you really like the other person. (via Nyoutritious)

19. Spelt and Chia Banana Bread: As we mentioned, chia seeds are the perfect solution to baking without eggs. They’re just as moist, without the cholesterol. (via Fuss Free Cooking)

20. Avocado Chocolate Mousse: Avocado makes mousse creamy and chia powder thickens it up. Kind of like delicious magic. (via Chilly Frosting)

Do you have chia seeds in your kitchen just waiting to be used? No excuses, which of these recipes will you try first? Talk to us in the comments below!