Chia seeds are really great for you. They give your immune system a good boost to help fight off disease, Chia seeds are full of fibre and are a good source of Omega 3, not to mention manganese, phosphorus, calcium, as well as protein too, all of which help whittle your waistline, strengthen teeth and bones, and improve the health of your heart- and basically your overall health too of course. Chia seeds are pretty good for the skin as well as they are great for detox.
Now, one of the best ways to reap the benefits of Chia Seeds is through a blender. Because nothing beats a good, healthy, refreshing, Chia Seed Smoothie. My personal fave is this Berry Chia Smoothie recipe:
What You Need:
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- 1 ½ cups of Almond Milk
- 2 teaspoons of Chia Seeds
- 1/3 cup of Strawberries
- 1/3 cup of Blueberries
- 1/3 cup of Acai Berries
- 1 Banana
On Getting Your Chia Seeds Ready:
The thing about using chia seeds, to really get the best out of them, you have to first soak your seeds in water for a good ten minutes. After, dump into blender and give it a good whiz. This will change the seeds’ texture to something much better for digestion.
What To Do:
What I love about making smoothies is that they are super simple, super healthy, and super yummy too. In this case, All you have to do is get your ingredients ready- Chia seeds first, as mentioned above. Also, you wanna remove stems and leaves of your berries before measuring, peel the banana and slice it up into a couple of chunks. Then put everything in the blender and just whiz away.
2-3 minutes should suffice, but it really depends on your blender. Basically you want to have a smooth, creamy, substance. Once you get that, you are good as done. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Because Chia Seed Smoothies are so great, here are a couple recipes I found on the net that are definitely worth a try: