Chia Seed Drink

September 10, 2014

Back in the day when this blog was a tiny little fledgling thing (and no one was reading it) I wrote a post raving about Chia Seeds. One of the more popular videos on my channel is a Chia Seed Energy Drink video which shows you how to DIY your own Mamma Chia drink.

I thought I would re-visit these two ideas and bring them together in one post/video and tell you all about why I LOVE chia seeds and how I like to use them.

(Me first thing in the morning, no make up & bed hair! Sorry!)
Why eat chia seeds?
  • They are almost always organic (the high oil content of their leaves serves as a natural insect repellent)
  • Can help reduce glucose levels
  • Good source of Omega-3 fatty acids (increases brain function and decrease depression)
  • Rich in anti-oxidants

  • Very neutral flavour

  • They help manage and/or stop sugar cravings

  • High in calcium, magnesium and manganese

  • Excellent source of fibre
  • It contains ALL eight essential amino acids
To help put you in the picture, here are some nutritional comparisons. Each 2 tbsp serving of chia offers:

  • Five times the omega-3 content of a 1/4-cup serving of walnuts
  • Twice the iron and magnesium of a cup of spinach
  • As much calcium as a half-cup of milk
  • As much potassium as a third of a banana
  • More than twice the fibre of a cup of oatmeal

They are one of my favourite 'natural' discoveries and I have been enjoying them for well over a year now as a natural supplement. I've seen really changes to my energy levels plus my hair and my nails look better than ever.

Not sure how to use these amazing little super seeds? Watch my video for a couple of ideas.

Do you love Chia Seeds too?? 

This post does not include any products sent for consideration.
The links are not affiliated.
All opinions are honest and my own, any suggestions made are based on my own experiences and are meant as a guide. Please always take care when making any DIY products and patch test to rule out an adverse reaction.

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