Chia is a fairly new product here in Australia and to be honest the only reason I know much about it is because friends are growing it. This is what is said about Chia:
Chiatah is a gluten free wholefood naturally rich in Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, fibre and protein, not to mention a comprehensive range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Generally we are adding it to our cereal in the morning. For our family it is the additional Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre (being specific needs in a few of our family members) but the general overall healthy addition to our diet is worth it as well.
This week I found a bundle of recipes from the raw food community and I am going to try a few of these. Yesterday I made Chia Pudding. It was so easy to do. Of course I tweaked it a bit to suit what ingredients I had – I used almonds instead of cashews to make the nut milk, and I used maple syrup (and no almond extract). It didn’t take overnight – just 10-15minutes and the chia was soft and ready to go. (Now it might be nicer if you wait overnight but I couldn’t wait!) I servedit with bananas, sultanas and a little extra honey!
Chia Pudding will be a regular in my diet now. Google for chia puddings and see the variety – I’m going to try a mango pudding next, or maybe cream and berries, or maybe chocolate! And all healthy!