This is one of my favourite breakfast recipes, as it tastes so creamy, and the frozen berries fool me into thinking I’m eating ice cream, especially if I blend them into the yogurt. Packed with high levels of calcium, vitamin C, fibre and essential fatty acids and numerous other beneficial nutrients, this is a fantastic way to start the day and keeps me full for a very good amount of time! What’s more is that it has no refined sugars, or awful sweeteners, and no un-natural ingredients. It’s also a great way to get those chia seeds in and working their wonderful benefits to your advantage early on in the day! If you’re dairy free, you can try it using a plain greek yogurt alternative and if you’re raw, why not try finding some raw yogurt or if you can source the ingredients, even try making your own raw vegan substitute Continue reading
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This smoothie is a simple recipe that makes an excellent cooling snack and only takes a few minutes to make. What’s more is that it contains a high level of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. If you’re struggling to incorporate chia seeds into your diet, this is one of the many ways you can try! Be adventurous and if you’re missing some of the ingredients, why not substitute them with something else, and start to get a feel for the sort of healthy but delicious flavours you most enjoy! Take a look at this Chia Seed Smoothie recipe
Finding your salads too bland without adding naughty things to flavour them? This recipe shows one of many ways to get all those colourful nutrients and gorgeous greens while also adding flavour to them that not only tastes great but packed with healthy essential fats! Absolutely fantastic for your skin and wonderful cooling and enjoyable on a warm summers day! Continue reading
With any food, it’s not only the nutritional content of the food itself that’s important. If your body can’t digest the food well, then even if the food is very high in certain nutrients, your body can’t make use of these. Also important is which foods you eat together in what combination.
When it comes to chia seeds, we are very lucky in that chia is naturally much easier for us to digest than a lot of other foods, especially when it comes to seeds. Many seeds are very hard to digest if they are not already ground.
You can actually just eat chia seeds as they are and receive a lot of great benefits from them! However, this article goes into the different ways in which you can eat them, and shows an interesting experiment as to how these methods can increase or decrease your body’s ability to digest them. Read more about the digestibility of chia seeds
There are several important facts you need to know about when wanting to get Chia Seeds in the UK. Here we explain these points so you know what to look out for. Important Facts About Buying Chia Seeds in the UK
As of February this year, the ACNFP (The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes; a service-providing body of scientific experts whose job is to advise The FDA on relative novel food matters) have been asking for views on chia seeds – those benefit packed little chippers – due to an application from The Chia Seed Company, campaigning to at last allow the marketing of these wonderful seeds to extend to a variety of baked goods, fruit, nut and seed mixes and cereals; this a potentially far stretch from the outcome of the previous application. Read more about ACNFP views on Chia Seeds
We have known about the incredible benefits of chia seeds for a while, but BBC has just published an interesting article about these little gems.
They also mentioned an important piece of information about the status of Chia Seeds when it comes to the novel foods act:
In the UK, the seeds are only currently allowed for sale as a bread ingredient, but over the next few weeks, the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes is poised to allow chia seeds in a wide variety of products including baked goods, breakfast cereals and nut and seed mixes.
So, hopefully, finally, chia seeds will be full appreciated in this country as they should have been for a long time! Continue reading