Spanish sage, also known as "chia seeds", has been at the forefront of culinary super additives for a long time. The beans themselves have a neutral taste, which makes them suitable as an addition to sweet and salty dishes, thickening dishes or as super healthy meals (breakfast and afternoon tea).
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The popularity of Spanish sage
No wonder chia seeds have become so popular. They are a great source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. Chia seeds are rich in protein (16,54 g in 100 g seeds), which is why vegetarians and vegans often use them. However, I think chia have so many properties that everyone should reach for these babies, regardless of their diet.
Unfortunately, chia seeds are not the cheapest, but it's surprising, since their popularity is constantly growing.
Chia seeds - who should eat them?
Studies show that chia have more omega-3 than salmon. These magic seeds should also be present in the elderly, due to memory, concentration and dementia prevention effects.
Chia seeds are rich in fiber, which is why they are recommended for people who care about the line. It is a myth, however, that chia slim down by itself. Chia seeds only support Weight Management .
Chia seeds recipes
One of the most popular ways to consume chia seeds is to add them to smoothies, baked breads or dishes including salads. Chia seeds are often used as a substitute for eggs in a vegan diet. You can eat them for breakfast as an addition - just sprinkle cereal or porridge with a spoon or two chia seeds.
A very tasty dish that can be conjured up from Spanish sage chia pudding, which with the addition of fruit can be a healthy and filling offer for breakfast.
Chia, like linseed, swells when soaked, and a slightly gelatinous coating forms around the grain. Therefore, these seeds can serve as natural thickener to dishes. Just pour a teaspoon of seeds with a little water and mix thoroughly. After a few minutes they swell and you can add them to the dish you want to thicken.
Seeds should be consumed daily in an amount of 3 teaspoons (15 g)
Chia Pudding Recipe:
- 150 ml plant or cow's milk
- 3 spoons from chia seed soup
Chia pudding is best prepared in the evening to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning
Pour the seeds with milk and mix. We leave for 20 minutes (mixing pudding during these 20 minutes 2 times). After 20 minutes, mix again and put in the fridge. In the morning, add fruit to the ready pudding as desired. They can be sprinkled with cinnamon and coconut flakes.