Chia is an edible seed which comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. This is because chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
Chia seeds possess high antioxidants, protein, fibre and nutrients. With their high level of antioxidants, chia seeds may help reduce the risk of cancer. The high fiber level suggests that they may have digestive health benefits and reduce the negative impact of sugar on blood sugar levels.
1. Put all your ingredients in a blender until everything is combined and smooth. Add more almond milk as needed.