Chug Chia in your Smoothie

When you’re dashing out of the house to work or headed to the gym, smoothie in hand, chia is one of those ingredients that doesn’t alter the flavor but packs a powerpunch with a powerhouse of nutrition. What do you know about this fave superfood? The term superfood is banded around in relation to this seed, but why? Read these fascinating facts we at juicerhead insist you know:

Protein has long been considered weight loss friendly as it drastically reduces appetite and cravings by making you feel full for longer. Dry chia is unique as it expands up to 10 times its original size in your stomach, if you’ve never seen it, drop a few grains in water and witness the phenomenon for yourself. The benefit of this is you eat it dry and it expands in your stomach and gives you a sense of being full and satisfied. Especially useful if your next chow-down isn’t until lunch. But if you have a growling stomach, take a bag of chia with you and add it to water or juice to get you through the meeting or class before lunch.

  • Chia seeds contain high quality protein because of the balance of essential amino acids that allow your body to make use of the protein in them.
  • Chia seeds are 40% fiber, by weight. This makes them one of the best sources of fiber in the world. The fiber should increase fullness and slow the absorption of food.

It’s a great addition for smoothies, but also can be added to salads or baked into recipes, its only limitation is you!