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The Complete Health Pill: Chia Seeds

Updated on October 27, 2016

What are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are part of the grain family. They are an ancient Aztec grain that also goes by the name of Garcinia Cambogia. The seeds are small and easy to digest as well as easy to add to any recipes and barely have a taste to them. It has been around for a long time and we are now figuring out the best recipes to use the seeds with!

I would like to show you some ways of getting the maximum benefit from having Chia seeds around the home. These recipes are easy with groceries we have around the house and can be an easy breakfast for the kids, husband and you'll be able to take it to work for an energizing snack. Most importantly it is fast for early mornings!

Smoothie Recipe

You may have time for this in the morning if you separate the ingredients the night before so that the smoothie can be made fast and easy with everything you need. I usually put aside the products on one shelf and I don't combine it with my other groceries.That way in the morning I take out the servings I need and throw them in the blender!

This is what you'll need:

-1 Apple

-1 Banana

-1 Red Plum

-1 cup of your choice of frozen fruits. My selection was strawberries and mandarins.

-1 cup of rice milk/coconut milk or even water... whatever you have on hand at home.

-1 spoonful of coconut oil

-1 teaspoon of Chia seeds

-It is optional to add raspberries and blackberries to your smoothie or on top of the smoothie for presentation :)

-It is optional to add ice if you want it for work or on a hot day by the pool.ENJOY!

PB without the J

I always make this for my boyfriend to take to work, for me to take to school, or for when we go on a picnic to the beach or mountains! The recipe is simple and the ingredients are also everyday groceries you pick up from the store.

What you'll need:

-1 Banana or Strawberries depeneding on your preference

-1/2 teaspoon (or less depending on size of bread) of chia seeds. This may be the ingredient you don't normally have around the house and you can pick up from any store in the grain aisle.

- Peanut butter for slices of bread

-Bread ofcourse! Choose a healthy and whole wheat bread for nutritional value.

Breakfast with a peanut butter sandwich, banana, and Chia seeds sprinkled on top
Breakfast with a peanut butter sandwich, banana, and Chia seeds sprinkled on top

Water With Chia Seeds and Lemon!

If you tell yourself you are too busy for this quick recipe then I don't believe you! This is in the form of a drink that is absolutely easy and quick to take with you in a water bottle or to work to keep up with your diet, energy as well as your health. The chia seeds keep up all those,but the lemon is an extra immune health boost!

What you'll need:

-cup or water bottle full of water

-1 teaspoon of chia seeds

-2 slices of lemon/or ginger

It is recommended to leave the Chia seeds in the water to expand so that they open up and when they go through your digestive tract they clear all toxins, cover cuts, and bacterial infections and helps your body push them out to get rid of them.

How Does it Benefit your Body?

Chia seeds have many uses for your body and are proven to help your...

*Brain function,clear mind; no fogginess,improve memory.

*Provides clear radiant skin if absorbed by your body routinely

*Helps you have sharp eyesight

*It even firms and trims muscles

*Strong bones and teeth

*Healthy heart and clear arteries

*Maintains weight and keeps you feeling full

*Keeps colon and digestive tract clear

*Helps enrich blood and function better throughout your body

*Gives you a youthful glow and radiance as well as endurance and energy!

So don't be shy to stir this into any soups and stews you make for dinner, smoothie recipes and even in water!

Chia Seeds have been included in diets across the world since.


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