Adding them to your diet is super easy
It's easy enough to buy an expensive smoothie or juice with chia mixed in, but Stephens suggests approaching pre-made items with caution. "Ready-made chia foods can have lots of added sugar, and more calories than you think," she warns. Instead, DIY is the way to go.
Luckily, making your own chia foods is as simple as simple gets. "Chia seeds have a neutral taste and texture," says Rumsey. "Their mild flavor makes them very easy to add to foods and beverages." Breakfast is a good place to start. Sprinkle them into smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal. They also add a nice crunch to savory meals like stir-fry and salad.
Or try Stephens' recipe for chia seed pudding: Combine 2tbsp of chia with 3/4 cups of almond milk. Put it in a sealed container and let it sit in the fridge for 40 minutes, or overnight. The seeds will puff up to a gel-like texture. You can add vanilla extract and maple syrup for sweetness, and top it with fruit.
Everybody now… ch-ch-ch-CHIA!
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