simpElle Found: Chia Seeds

At the end of January I was lucky enough to win the This Woman’s Word super foods giveaway containing a bag of chia seeds, cacoa nibs and lucuma powder!

I had never used any of these three super foods so was so excited to try them out! The one I knew least about was chia seeds so where else to find out but twitter! I put a tweet out…

What can I do with chia seeds?! Ideas on a stamp please 🙂
— Elle @keepitsimpElle (@X_eLle_S) February 3, 2014

…and the response was eye opening for me!

Here are a couple of my favourite responses:

@X_eLle_S A few good chia seed pudding ideas from @calgaryavansino here: http://t.co/LmBmtgrDOB 🙂 x
— Cat Meffan (@CatMeffan) February 3, 2014

@X_eLle_S Overnight oats is great with chia seeds, they soak up some extra moisture and are so delicious: pic.twitter.com/dbPl1PLFfU
— Mitch Lee (@MitchLeePro) February 3, 2014

Off I went straight down to the kitchen and threw my chia seeds in a bowl with some soya milk for the night! The next morning, I realised I should have followed the instructions to stir well but a few minutes of good stirring soon put that right! I added some desiccated coconut, cocoa powder and some dried fruits! I was astonished at how delicious this simple little thing tasted!

Then the lovely Kaitlin (who created the raw snickers bars) shared this recipe and amazing picture on the lululemon athletica Richmond Showroom Facebook page!

Roll up, roll up! Our lovely Kaitlin has been cookin’ up a storm again, this time in the form of a seriously delicious (and healthy) chia pud.   Here are the ingredients and method:

  • 3tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup of nut milk
  • I tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey

Mix all ingredients in a glass and stir every 5-10 minutes. After 30 minutes, place in the fridge overnight. Enjoy cold for breakfast with berries and fresh mint.

What Are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are potent little bundles of energy with generous doses of omega-3, fibre and protein.

Chia seeds are also a good source of several vitamins and minerals, containing vitamin A, B3, iron and

Here’s a little more chia inspiration…

@X_eLle_S made this at the weekend & it was tooo good! http://t.co/LN5WACKJhY
— Jess Kok (@jess_kok) February 3, 2014

So did you know about chia seeds?! Or am I just late to the party?!

Please share any good recipes / tips with me in the comments, via Twitter or Facebook



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