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5 of the Best Ways To Eat Chia Seeds

If you have ever wondered what chia seeds are used in - this article is for you! Chia seeds can be eaten as-is, or integrated into your favorite recipes. We’re going over 5 of the best ways to eat chia seeds and sharing our favorite recipes.

chia seeds and yogurt

You’ve probably heard of chia seeds, but do you know how to enjoy this superfood? Eating chia seeds can give you lots of health benefits and they’re easy to incorporate into your diet.

Benefits of Eating Chia Seeds

To recap, from a prior article where we share the 7 health benefits of chia seeds, you want to increase your intake of chia because they are great at promoting heart health, digestive health, bone health, help with inflammation, are antioxidant rich, high in fiber and more! 

5 of the Best Ways To Eat Chia Seeds

  1. In baked goods - Because of chia’s gel texture, it makes an amazing egg substitute perfect for many vegan baked goods.
  2. As pudding - Chai absorbs liquid and converts liquids to a thicker pudding texture depending on how much you add. You could add some to yogurt, kefir, a smoothie or oat milk and sweeten with honey and fruit.
  3. In jam - Add it to your already made or store made jam or make your own.
  4. Add to oatmeal - It is a great addition to your hot cereal to bump up the fiber and antioxidants.
  5. Add to dips - A few tablespoons added to hummus, spinach dip and more is delicious and easy to do.

3 Recipes that Include Chia Seeds

  1. Chia Egg for baked good recipes


  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, ground or whole
  • ¼ cup water


  • Combine your chia seeds with water and let sit for five minutes. It’s that easy!

      You can use this in a lot of recipes, like this amazing vegan brownie  recipe.

vegan brownies

      2. Chia Pudding


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3-5 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds


  • In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  • Slowly add milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Add chia seeds and whisk to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 3-5 hours.
  • Serve chilled as-is or with toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, or granola.

     This recipe will last 4-5 days in the fridge.

chia pudding

    3. Chia Jam

  • 10 to 12 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 10 to 12 ounces frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice 
  • Maple syrup to taste


  • Combine berries, chia seeds, and juice in a mixing bowl.
  • Defrost for about 3 hours at room temperature or overnight in the fridge.
  • Use a potato masher to mash up the jam to your desired consistency.
  • If you’d like a sweeter jam, add maple syrup. 

       This jam will last 4-5 days in the fridge.

chia jam

We hope this article helped you to understand more ways to enjoy chia seeds in your diet! Come on in or order online to get some chia seeds for yourself!

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