Does that take you back? Are you picturing the clay animal thingies with a plant growing out of it? Bizarre, huh? Well, it turns out chia seeds are actually quite good for you. If you run into me in the morning, you’ll probably see me with a green smoothie (recipe coming) filled with chia seeds. Yum!
Chia seeds have omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, and fiber. They’re very versatile. When you put them in liquid, they become gelatinous (similar to the stuff in tapioca). Some people soak them in fruit juice and have a sweet treat. You can throw it on salad, on top of yogurt, in your oatmeal. You can bake it into breakfast bars, muffins…. The possibilities are endless.