Need a power boost? Toss these gems into your next meal
Once treasured by ancient warriors for their strength-boosting powers, seeds are full of essential nutrients often lacking in our daily diets. Make these five more than a decorative salad garnish. Most of them are available in supermarkets; all of them are easily found in health food shops or online.
Picture credits: Mitch Mandel
where do i get chia seeds from ? TIA
There's a lot of myths around agave nectar out there. Linky thing
Alison - you can get chia seeds from Holland & Barrett
ok, thanks. pursuedbyangrybees
I leave chia seeds to soak in water (stir first though) and if in an air tight container in the fridge they last for a week. I add them to my cereal most mornings. Alison - I buy my chia seeds from buywholefoodsonline.com because they are cheaper there than in H&B! There may be other wholefood shops in your area that sell them so have a hunt.
nomeatathlete.com is a good source of recipes for chia seeds - I make sort of flapjack with dates; chia seeds; agave nectar; etc and find them useful on long runs rather than energy gels etc.
Replying to very old post of yours about chia seeds ... is it essential to soak them before adding to cereal etc? Or can they be sprinkled on? Thanks.
I used to soak mine and add the gel to my porridge and honey every morning, but now I just sprinkle a spoon on and mix it in. If you use them dry, they will still absorb liquid from what ever you put them in, including your stomach, so extra fluid either in the porridge or as a drink is useful. They take up 6-7 times their volume in liquid over 20-30 mins.
My partner gets them in a local health food shop, but only pays £2.67 per 250g, some places do charge the earth for them! seen them double that price before
We also sprinkle them on veg roasts and pretty much everything we cook now! Well, ok, Roni does, not so much we ...
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