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Chia Seeds with...?


#1

So I recently picked up some chia seeds and have been having them at night with plain lactose free yogurt, protein powder and a splash of vanilla. My question is if anyone has any other ideas of what to mix them with? I like them with the yogurt but I want to try and get away from eating the same thing everyday; at least 1 or maybe even 2 more options would be great. Thanks in advance for any ideas.


#2

I've only been throwing them in my morning oatmeal, although I'll probably be sprinkling them in my Cottage Cheese once I go back into Diet-Mode this Fall. The fact that you don't need to grind them to get the nutritional value, as well as the nice little nutty-ness they add to foods makes it pretty convenient to just throw them into anything (sprinkle over a salad?)

S


#3

I make a gel of them using milk, turns out a bit like pudding. Same ratios as with water.


#4

While we're on the issue of seeds and grinding - Stu: do you grind your flax seeds? I got whole ones and I'm wondering if I should have gotten ground, they're cheap enough.

Also, chia seeds in shakes for mad hydration brah. Or soak them in water before


#5

I forgot how much water they absorb, maybe I'll start adding them to my daily shakes instead.


#6

True enough, was thinking more as an evening snack. The salad might work though. Thanks.


#7

Its like 10 or 12x their mass in water I think.