This summer I received a $25 gift card to try out product from Swanson Health Products. I liked the fact that they offered several organic products. To me it was the opportunity to try out something I had heard a lot about: Chia seeds.
The package arrived quickly and I got my seeds. I’ve heard a lot about it in other running blogs: antioxydants, Omega-3, fibers, proteins, etc. I think it’s one of those plants some people call a superfood, like quinoa or blueberries.
According to the package, one of the easiest ways to use the seeds is to soak them in a hot or cold liquid for 5mns and then add them to a smoothie for example.
That’s what I did. And that’s when I had a hard time. The pretty grey seeds turned into a gelatinous mass upon which sight I couldn’t help but think about frog eggs.
But you’ve got to be brave in life, so I still added them to my smoothie. Thankfully the gelatinous effect disappeared, but texture wise it wasn’t quit it for me, the crunchy effect of the seed disturbed me a little. Not worse than when I used raspberries mind you, but it was there. I tried it in yogurt too but that really did not work.
Maybe I need to try it with different fruits or try with other recipes like muffins?
Do you eat chia seeds? How do you use them?
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