7 Easy Ways to Eat (or drink) More Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of those "good-for-you" everyday superfoods that took me a lonnnnnnnnnng time to embrace. I don't know why... all my food blogger friends were loving chia. I just didn't. Until recently. 

And it all started with a trip to the beach, and a cocktail. A lot of other things start that way too, am I right?!? (Sometimes I crack myself up.

Anyways, chia. 

It's good for you

Chia seeds are:

  • high in antioxidants
  • good for gut health and heart health
  • packed with plant-based protein

You should add them to your diet. 

Here are 7 easy ways to eat (or drink) more chia seeds!

1. In Smoothies

If you're hesitant about chia seeds, because maybe you don't like the gummy texture / consistency, start by adding them to your smoothies. The blender pulverizes them into such small pieces that any potential gumminess disappears. 

Poof, gone.

Just like this peach ginger chia smoothie was gone in about 8.2 seconds! Soooooooooo good and refreshing.

peach ginger chia smoothie

2. In Smoothie Bowls:

Unicorn Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl // via Nosh and Nourish

unicorn smoothie bowl with chia

3. In Energy Bars:

Salted Chocolate + Pistachio Energy Bars // via The Pig & Quill

salted chocolate energy bars

4. In Pancakes:

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes // via Lauren Kelly Nutrition

lauren kelly nutrition chia pancakes

5. In Pudding:

Golden Chia Pudding // via With Food + Love

with food and love golden chia pudding

6. In Overnight Oats:

Berry Chia Overnight Oats // via Pinch of Yum

overnight oats with chia

7. In Cocktails:

This is the one I was talking about, in the intro!!  Apple Cider Chia Frescas // via Cafe Johnsonia

chia frescas

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Peach Ginger Chia Smoothie

Description

peach ginger smoothie | vegan smoothies | easy chia recipes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon
Chia Seeds
1⁄2 cup
frozen peaches
1  
fresh peach (pit removed, or sub additional 1/2 cup frozen)
   
1/2 inch fresh ginger (or more (up to 1"), depending on your desired "spiciness" level)
3⁄4 cups
vanilla unsweetened cashewmilk
1  
Carrot
1  
serving of Arbonne vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon
cinnamon maple syrup (or sweetener of choice, optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Yields 14 Ounces