Food

Chi-this: Chia Seeds are Kosher, Healthy, and Easy!

June 11, 2014

chia_featChia seeds are a tiny, nutrient packed boost to add to your veggies, baked goods, cereals, smoothies, and more. We all know Chia seeds are healthy.

Do you eat them for their:

  • High amount of fiber?
  • Vitamin content (calcium, phosphorous, and manganese)?
  • Antioxidant and omega-3 properties?

Regardless of the reason, we’ll tell you how to eat them:

  • Throw them straight in a blender/recipe
  • Mix with 3 parts water to make a “gel” consistency (can be used as a substitute for 1 egg in baking)
  • Mix with liquid and let sit overnight for a healthy breakfast pudding

Kosher status:
Kosher when in an unprocessed, raw form.
Processed or flavored? Requires OU Kosher symbol on packaging.

Our favorite Chia Recipe:

Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding
Serves 4

2 very ripe avocados
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tb coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup chia seeds
½ cup almond or soy milk

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Can serve immediately, or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to thicken and chill.

(credit:theironyou.com)