Small But Mighty!
One of the featured products chosen by author, recipe developer, and blogger Jessica Merchant for her CrateChef box is small, but mighty. Introducing Navitas Organics Chia Seeds! If you’re not on the chia seed band wagon yet, it’s time. Chia Seeds are full of important nutrients. Not only are they an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, they are also rich in antioxidants and provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. Mixed with water, they can replace eggs in vegan cooking and provide an amazing source of protein. Navitas Organics Chia Seeds are virtually tasteless, making them incredibly versatile. Use as a thickening agent in soups or smoothies, add to baked goods for a poppy seed-like crunch or sprinkle a spoonful into oatmeal, granola, cereal or yogurt for a natural, healthy boost. Jessica included her Overnight Autumn Breakfast Quinoa recipe in the box to pair with the chia seeds - yum! Another one of our favorite uses for chia seeds is in a superfood chia acai bowl. Check out this recipe...INGREDIENTSFor the acai chia bowl:1 cup of milk (we prefer almond milk)1 unsweetened packet of acai ½ frozen banana½ avocado1 scoop/serving your favorite vanilla or unflavored protein powder ⅓ cup frozen blueberries2 Tbsp Navitas Organics Chia Seeds1 tsp beet powder (for color, optional)Toppings Chopped figsSliced bananaChopped walnutsShredded coconutChia seedsDrizzle of sunflower seed butter or agave nectar…or both!DIRECTIONS
- Combine all ingredients for the bowl in a blender, adding more milk as needed to thin out.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chia to set.
- Freeze for a few minutes while you’re getting your toppings ready.
- Choose your favorite topping combination!
- Sprinkle Navitas Organics Chia Seeds over the top for an added crunch and protein boost.
If we've peaked your curiosity for chia seeds, be sure to try some of Navitas Organics recipes for:
Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites
Cherry Cashew Cacao Nib Bars
Coconut Cream Lucama Shake
If you’re ready to start or end your day right, check out Jessica Merchant’s new CrateChef Box to try her favorite kitchen tools and pantry staples!