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Chia 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 when in an unprocessed, raw form.
Processed or flavored? Requires OU Kosher symbol on packaging.
Our favorite Chia Recipe:
Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding
- 2 very ripe avocados
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup almond or soy milk
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Can serve immediately, or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to thicken and chill.
The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.
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