Chia seeds are ridiculously under-rated and don’t feature nearly enough in a typical persons diet (in my opinion).
Chia seeds were an essential part of the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas diets, and now they’ve made their way into our supermarkets (even Aldi are now stocking, yippee). chia seeds are such a good source of vitamins and minerals, omega 3, fibre and vegan friendly protein. More impressively, they combine and look like frogspawn when you add some water – what more could you want from these little tiny seeds!?
If you read Born to Run you will also note that they make up part of that amazing drink they talk about, the one that fuels hours and hours and hours and hours of mountain running – naturally I became obsessed with chia seeds after reading that. If they’re good enough for Scott Jurek – they’re good enough for moi.
There is literally a million ways you could get chia seeds into your diet (blend into a smoothie, sprinkle onto a salad etc.), and also a million variations of chia pudding to enjoy! This just happens to be one of my faves….
- 100g blueberries (frozen work best)
- 200ml almond milk (Rude Health)
- 1 tsp. almond butter (Pip and Nut)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein (I used a vegan blend from Raw Supps)
Blend together all of the above before stirring in 3 tbsp. chia seeds and leaving it to set in the fridge. I topped mine with some coconut yogurt and extra blueberries.