Chia seeds. You’ve probably seen them all over social media and in the press being touted as one of the big new ‘superfoods’. First off, I need to tell you that I intensely dislike the term ‘superfood’. All food has something which makes it super in its own right (the lycopene in tomatoes! The vitamin A in carrots!) We shouldn’t be focusing on one nutritional property and promoting that above everything else; but that’s the subject for a whole other post entirely.
I love these curious little seeds. They aren’t for everyone as their texture can be a little strange if you’re not used to them (think tapioca pudding) but I’m hoping I can change your mind about at least giving them a try and maybe incorporating them in to a well balanced diet because they are a great way of instantly boosting the nutritional value of your meal – whether that’s a smoothie or your morning porridge.