Take Advantage Of Those Chia Seeds

I am always looking for easy ways to improve my eating habits. Trying to bring healthy foods into my diet. I first learned about Chia Seeds about 2 years ago. I was really unsure about using them, my worst decision was trying them in just plain water with lemon. That was a bit much to start off with. But I have 3 ways you can include chia seeds into your diet and not even notice that your adding them in!

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If you haven’t heard about chia seeds before I will share a few of the health benefits to including them into your diet. They have been found to help boots your energy and metabolism, help strengthen your bones, lower blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels, assist with weight loss, and provide great antioxidants for your body. There are more great benefits but those are just a few to name off. 

Add Chia to your Smoothie

The first way I have for you is very simple and you probably won’t even notice that you added these chia seeds into it. Make whatever smoothie you like and just add a tablespoon of chia seeds into it! This smoothie helped me feel full. I notice I wasn’t grabbing for snacks a hour after breakfast it kept me fuller longer. 

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chia smoothie

Yogurt Parfait with Chia

This is the perfect quick breakfast. I use greek yogurt, granola maybe a cut up banana or strawberry and a spoon full or two of chia seeds. This makes a really yummy breakfast. It is fast and easy and can be eaten in a hurry! 

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Chia on you Toast

Now this one took me a bit longer to try but it is seriously so yummy. You really don’t notice the Chia seeds. Just make your toast put some yummy peanut butter on, cut up a banana and sprinkle the chia seeds on top! The combo of flavours are just so yummy. 

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Give these a shot and try to incorporate Chia Seeds into your diet! Do you already add Chia seed? What are your favourite ways to add them in? I would love to hear your ideas to try some new ones!

I hope you are all having a great week its a short one so we are already on the right foot to start! Check back Friday for a lovely fashion accessories feature! 

love, S

 

 

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56 Comments

  1. September 7, 2016 / 6:51 am

    I need to try these! Looks super yummy and it’s healthy! Thanks so much for sharing, babe! Love ya!
    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Sydney
      September 7, 2016 / 8:37 am

      Thank you beautiful! Wishing you a fabulous day <3

  2. September 7, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I am definitely a chia skeptic… but that toast looks so bomb I may have to give it a try. xx

    • Sydney
      September 7, 2016 / 9:45 am

      Elly! I think you will love it, you don’t even notice them!

  3. September 7, 2016 / 10:00 am

    I am definitely going to try to incorporate chia seeds to my diet! What a lovely post]

    xoxo
    Fe
    -http://www.fesamaia.com

  4. Shane
    September 7, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I’ve a actually never used chia seeds but heard great health benefits. Will have to give them a try!

    • Sydney
      September 7, 2016 / 5:58 pm

      Yes give it a shot, they are so easy to add!

    • Sydney
      September 7, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Yes katie! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

  5. September 7, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I haven’t tried chia seeds but I love flaxseed in my smoothies. I need to change it up though and try yours!

    • Sydney
      September 7, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      I haven’t tried flaxseed! I will have to look into that!

  6. September 7, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I LOVE chia seeds. Like seriously love them! I put them in my smoothie every day and feel so much better.

    • Sydney
      September 7, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Yay! So happy we think alike! Hope your having a wonderful day!

  7. September 7, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try to incorporate chia seeds into my food for a while now, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere here in Malaysia. I’m thinking of buying them online! This is such a great post, everything looks so yummy! Who says healthy foods can’t also taste good, right? Haha.

  8. September 7, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Loved reading this! I will definitely have to try adding chia to my smoothie!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Thank you so much !

  9. September 7, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Chia on your toast, what a great idea! And don’t you just love how you can pretty much add anything to a smoothie and it will still be delicious? 🙂

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 11:23 am

      Yes it is so awesome you really don’t notice it so you can add it anywhere!

  10. September 8, 2016 / 12:01 am

    This looks lik such a earthy and delicious snack. I’ll have to try it out!

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 11:23 am

      Yes let me know what you think!

  11. September 8, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Chia seeds are really the new thing, and I really should get on the bandwagon with it. They can go on everything!!

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 11:23 am

      Grace! I think you will love them!

  12. September 8, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I’m dying to try this! My fiance and I have seen it everywhere, but these are great ways to add them! I eat yogurt almost everyday so I really need to try this !
    xoxo

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 11:24 am

      Yes just add a spoon full! It will help you stay full!

  13. September 8, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I ran out of chia seeds a few months ago and keep forgetting to add it to my grocery list. If it’s not on the list, I often don;t remember. Going to add it right now.

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 11:24 am

      Yes Jessica! Go get them back! haha

  14. September 8, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I’ve heard about chia seeds a while back, but I never considered to use them…. Mainly because they are WAY too expensive for my budget..

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      You can actually order them online from amazon for about 4$ ! and they are good! I also check like marshals or winners they have good prices for them!

  15. September 8, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I love adding chia seeds to my smoothies and oatmeal! My dad introduced them to me recently and I love them!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      That is so awesome Amy! They are so good

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      have never made over night oats! I will have to give it a shot!

  16. September 8, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Been wanting to try chia seeds but I am picky about my textures ( I prefer smooth peanut butter to crunchy!) Will it add a gritty texture to everything?

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      I am totally with you on smooth! Try the yogurt, i find that they don’t affect the texture at all in yogurt!

  17. September 8, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    I’ve never tried Chia Seeds but I keep hearing great things about them. Will have to try some of your ideas.

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Yes give them a shot! I think you’ll love it

  18. September 8, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Alas and unfortunately, I can not eat seeds or any particulates due to diverticulosis. Have had attacks from strawberry seeds, so chia is out!

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      OH no! That is too bad, well luckily there are many ways to have a healthy meal plan!

  19. September 8, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    I just started trying chia seeds about a year ago. You are right about the tastelessness. You really don’t notice that they are there in a smoothie or on your bread. They are a great source of protein and for that reason it’s one of the staples in my pantry now.

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      You are so right Anita!

  20. September 8, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    My wife puts these in her oatmeal and her morning smoothies. She says it actually helps fill her up! I’m not that adventurous. I will do flax seed though!

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      I have never tried flax seed before!

  21. Rachel Timmerman
    September 8, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I have really been getting into Chia seeds lately. I started putting them in my smoothies at the beginning of the summer. You’ve given me some other great ideas and ways to incorporate them into my foods. Love this post 🙂

    • Sydney
      September 8, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Awe thank you Rachel! SO happy to hear that 🙂

  22. September 9, 2016 / 9:05 am

    I have not used chia seeds. Honestly, I thought they were more like tapioca. But your images make them look more like poppy seeds. I think I may just give these a try maybe sprinkled over fruit like your banana sammy.

    • Sydney
      September 9, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Yes give them a try, if you make them in a smoothie and you let it sit it will make it thick but if you drink or eat right away its great!

  23. Nicole Escat
    September 9, 2016 / 9:18 am

    I haven’t tried chia seeds but my father insisting that I should try it. I will try it soon!

    • Sydney
      September 9, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Yes Nicole! Let me know what you think!

    • Sydney
      September 11, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      It really does thanks!

  24. adriana
    September 12, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I just got into chia seeds recently! They’re the best and now I want to put them in everything! Love them!

    • Sydney
      September 13, 2016 / 7:14 am

      I love it that is so awesome!

  25. September 14, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Yummy!!! I love the idea of chia seeds in recipes, but smoothies can be such a commitment to make! Love the idea of putting it on banana toast!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

    • Sydney
      September 14, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Yes so yummy!

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