Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are extremely high in Omega 3 and are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Chia seeds can be eaten raw as a dietary fiber and omega 3 supplement. The soaked seeds are gelatinous in texture and are used in soups, casseroles, salads, baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits.
Recipe for Agua Fresca
Agua fresca is the Mexican term for a beverage that contains chia and some kind of fruit juice
For an individual serving: Add one teaspoon chia to:
12 oz of your favorite fruit juice or
Fresh Watermelon juice
Add a spear of mint or sage for garnish.
½ cup lime juice
1 cup agave nectar
10 cups water
½ cup chia seeds
Add ingredients and stir
This is a popular method of preparing chia, it has so many possibilities as an added healthy ingredient for all kinds of dishes.
Mix 1 part chia to 10 parts filtered water. Use plain or season with lime or lemon juice, sugar or vanilla extract. Mix with your favorite salad dressings, add to sauces or soups. Spread on peanut butter to liven up a peanut butter sandwich.
Get your Omega 3’s with chia.