But, I kept reading recipes with chia seeds and articles about the health benefits of chia seeds (fiber, protein, omega fatty acids). Dr. Oz is talking about them and says they are one of the five supplements we all need to know about. So one day when I saw a bag at Whole Foods, I impulsively threw it in the buggy.
So now what? Well, the first thing I did was substitute chia seeds for flax seeds in one of my favorite bread recipes. It turned out great. Couldn't say that the taste was any different but the chia seeds were more visible than the flax seeds and made a nice looking loaf.
Yield: 3 servings
Time: 5 minutes (plus overnight-mine went about 18 hours)
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 cup light vanilla soy milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Optional for serving:
Finely chopped nuts
Dollop of fat free whipped cream (or the real thing)
Mix seeds, milk, and vanilla together.
Chill overnight in the fridge.
Serve with optional ingredients as desired.
Pretty easy and has a good taste and texture. The calorie count, if you count, is about 150 per serving before any optional stuff, so not too bad and good quality calories at that.
|After overnight in fridge|
So, I'll be looking to try more recipes with chia seeds. Have you made anything with them?