I know it is kind of ridiculous to think about eating the seed that have also been used to grow hair on ceramic creatures, (those infomercials will forever be burned in my memory) but they are actually delicious and very healthy. Chia seeds benefits include fiber (1 ounce is about a third of the recommended daily intake), omega-3 fatty acids, stabilizes blood sugar (helps fight belly fat), and calcium, phosphorus and manganese for stronger bones. There is even ongoing research to determine if chia seeds can be used as a natural treatment for type-2 diabetes. It is almost unbelievable a seed no larger than a pen point has so many benefits; they deserve the superfood title.

As great as chia seeds are, they do require more preparation than sprinkling over other food. Here are some recipes that will help you get a little more acquainted with the planter turned power food.

Coconut Chia Pudding

Peach Pie (In a Jar)

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Chia Pancakes

Chocolate Chia Pistachio Shake

Maple Banana Bread 

Almond Butter Chia Bars

Raspberry Frangipane Chia Tart

Lovelies, which recipe will you try first?

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