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I put chia seeds in Almond milk and add raspberries and honey. These are the best, freshest chia seeds I have bought!
Love these! There were a few bits of grittiness that were not chia seeds, but it was hardly noticeable and the overall quality of these seeds are great. They are tasteless, but so fun to try out in different recipes. I've started to make a sort of chai-like cinnamon pudding with these and it's delicious! I put some almond milk, some vanilla extract, and some cinnamon in there with the chia seeds and let it sit overnight and it absorbs the flavor and tastes almost like tapioca because of the chia seeds. I've used the seeds other ways, but this tends to be my favorite. I use it as a sort of post-meal dessert and it's very delicious and filling. Highly recommend these if you haven't tried them already! Even my picky husband enjoyed eating my cinnamon tapioca-like concoction. :)
These are very clean. I have read some reviews of other brands which indicated people got twigs etc. I didn't encounter anything except chia seeds in this package.I will continue with this brand - Navitas. It is a bit more expensive than some but I really prefer the twig-free option and considering how much you use for one serving this isn't that expensive.I cannot detect any flavor and add them to smoothies daily - both fruit & green. I have also made chocolate chia pudding - YUMMY!! BF won't try them because of the texture but that's just chia seeds in general.These are the black/grey variety from what I can tell. Some of the seeds do look white but I think maybe a shell has come off? Maybe not, maybe these are a mix of both black & white. Anyway - I'm very pleased and not going to try any other brand.
Who would have thought the source of the once popular chia pets would make a comeback decades later as a revolutionary health food... Chia seeds have only fairly recently come into the light in the health community and are now even referred to as a "superfood," primarily for their unusually high natural soluble fiber and omega-3 fatty acid content, and a vegan source to boot. These omega-3 fatty acids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects that help heal and prevent a range of chronic diseases. Chia seeds are also rich in zinc, which also has beneficial anti-inflammatory effects. Another great effect of chia seeds is blood sugar stabilization, which can benefit those with hypoglycemia.Chia seeds have been around for a while, of course, but have recently become popular as word has spread about their health benefits and ease of consumption. You can eat a spoonful of them alone, or sprinkle them on yogurt, oatmeal, and salads. You can also make pudding with the "gel" that results from soaking the seeds. This gel can be used as a substitute for eggs in baked goods recipes.Chia seeds are exceptionally popular among those trying to lose weight; they expand in the stomach and take longer to digest, making you feel full faster. It has been said that the Aztecs used to carry a small pouch of chia seeds on long trips to maintain energy levels. Chia seeds have also become favorable to flax seeds because chia seeds are easier to digest, don't have to be ground up, and contain more antioxidants. Like flax seeds, chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor.As mentioned, chia seeds are an extremely concentrated source of vital omega-3 fatty acids, which is great news if you happen to be allergic to fish. They are also loaded with natural soluble fiber, which causes the gel expansion. Because of this, it is not recommended to consume more than a couple tablespoons of chia seeds per day, because the high concentration of fiber can upset your stomach. I remember the first day I tried chia seeds; I had a little too much, and had severe stomach pain for about an hour.These chia seeds from NOW Foods are very good; they are certified organic, kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and raw.
I bought this after ready a lot of the positive healthy benefits it offers. I only use it in smoothies and making pudding but there are all sorts of recipes you can incorporate this product in.Some of the great benefits of these seeds are:Rich in Omega-3 Fatty AcidsHigh in FiberRich in AntioxidantsContains minerals such as calcium, magnesium which helps prevent hypertension and maintain weightOffers the satiety or the feeling of being fullGluten-Free (if that matters to you, I'm all for gluten)Forms a gel when mixed with liquid and can replace eggsRegulates your blood sugarLastly, unlike Flax-seeds, Chia seeds can be digested as a whole and no need to ground up
The maker of this product has an excellent reputation for quality products and it holds true here. The seeds seem really fresh and should remain that way with a very secure resealable package that should be refrigerated.I love the silky, soft texture of the seeds when they have been soaked. There is absolutely no taste to them but I "doctor" them with Celtic sea salt after soaking 2 tablespoons of seeds to 3 tablespoons of spring water that gives them a very nice flavor. Of course, they can be soaked in almond milk, kefir and the like.If taken in the mouth dry, just let them sit there for a minute or 2 and they will develop that enjoyable "mush" and are easily chewed. It is recommended that they be eaten only after they have achieved the soft, silky texture so as to better absorb the nutrients.After several days of enjoying them, I do notice a subtle rise is my sustained energy level for a while after eating them, but it is nothing dramatic.
Where to start on this one. These little seeds had been on my wishlist for at least three months before i actually bought them. I am a vegan and take my nutrition very seriously. All the hype about what a 'superfood' chia seeds were i figured this was just the next new thing. I did some research, looked at the nutritional benefits and facts and figured if i hated them it wouldn't be too long until i finished the pouch. I make cream of wheat in the morning with a tablespoon of flaxseeds, one cup of almond milk, one cup water, and 4 tablespoons of a nut mixture i made of raw almonds, cashews, walnuts, dried blueberries, cranberries and golden raisins. I purposely make it loose so i feel fuller longer. The chia seeds let me keep the volume of breakfast without adding too many calories. Now my cream of wheat is not so soup like and it has extra fiber protein and the good fats. I am pleased with this product and am going to contiune to use it.
These may last forever at 1T every day in my morning shake since I'm having trouble finding recipes for other ways to use these seeds, but they will keep (in a sealed plastic container).UPDATE: Figured out the best use of these seeds for ME--I love salad with 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and am now adding 2 tablespoons chia seeds, too. This way I get lots of crunch, different textures and a REALLY filling meal. I've been eating very low-carb (20 grams or less/day) for about 9 months now and have lost 30 lbs. But, at that low level of carbs, even using them all on vegetables and drinking jugs and jugs of water can still leave a constipation problem. These seeds fixed that immediately even as they facilitated eating less and feeling more satisfied. Miracle food is REAL. (I've been working through many of the other positive reviews and found some new "recipes" that I'll try, too.) HOORAY FOR CHIA SEEDS!